Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Funding Totals

$4,000.00 (approved)
$4,000.00 (awarded)

Preservation Assessment of Artifact Collection of University Archives and Special Collections

FAIN: PG-51648-12

Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO 81001-4901)
Beverly Allen (Project Director: May 2011 to October 2013)

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of collections of art and artifacts that include rugs, pottery, baskets, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, film, and videotapes related to the social, religious, and political history of Native Americans in the Southwest.

Colorado State University-Pueblo, University Archives and Special Collections, requests $4000 to support an assessment of the artifacts in our holdings. It would concentrate on the current situation of storage and display of objects in the collections and provide recommendations focusing on improvements to storage, including equipment and supplies. It would also make recommendations for environmental monitoring equipment, training and for staff education. The grant will support contracting with a conservation assessor to make an on-site survey of our collections and to prepare a written report with recommendations for the proper storage, environmental requirements and monitoring needs including equipment and professional development needs for our staff.