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PG-50022-07Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsEllwood House MuseumPurchase of Storage Furniture and Supplies for Archival Collections1/1/2007 - 6/30/2008$5,000.00April Arrecis   Ellwood House MuseumDeKalbIL60115-3232USA2006Museum Studies or Historical PreservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access5000050000

The purchase of supplies and furniture to house archival materials in Ellwood House, built in 1879 by Isaac Ellwood, one of the first manufacturers of barbed wire. The home was occupied until 1964 by several generations of the Ellwood family and contains original furnishings, art, accessories, textiles, tools, business papers, diaries, photographs, maps, ledgers, and other archival materials.

This project will focus on improving the storage conditions of archival materials in the Ellwood House Museum collection including large items requiring flat storage, photographs, documents (including correspondence, newsclippings, etc.), photographs and sheet music so that they may be better utilized for exhibits, educational programming, and research.