Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2018 - 6/30/2019

Funding Totals

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

Storage Furniture and Archival Supplies for Oversized Collections

FAIN: PG-258259-18

Basque Museum and Cultural Center (Boise, ID 83702-5971)
Amanda Bielmann (Project Director: April 2017 to December 2019)

The purchase of storage equipment and preservation supplies for oversized print and manuscript materials documenting the history and culture of the Basque population in southwest Idaho and elsewhere in the western United States. Included are 70 posters, 50 maps, 70 certificates (including handwritten documents in Spanish and Basque), and 150 newspapers in tabloid and broadside formats, dating from the 1910s to the present. The sources provide historical information on Basque performing arts groups and cultural festivals along with immigration, naturalization, birth, and marriage records and have been used in scholarly and genealogical research, educational activities, and exhibitions.

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center (BMCC), located in Boise, Idaho, will purchase flat file cabinets and appropriate archival-quality supplies for the storage of selected oversized collections such as posters, documents, newspapers and maps. Curatorial staff and volunteers will then re-house the selected collections and update cataloging records, as needed. These collections comprise a portion of BMCC's permanent collection and are used to carry out its mission to "...preserve, promote and perpetuate Basque history and culture."

Associated Products

Archives - The Basque Museum & Cultural Center (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Archives - The Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Author: Amanda Bielmann
Author: Linda Morton-Keithley
Abstract: This database provides access to information - object name, title, description, catalog number and image - about selected archival materials held by the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, located in Boise, Idaho.
Year: 2018
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: This URL links to BMCC's instance of PastPerfect Online which includes information about archival materials, objects, monograph and periodical titles held by BMCC.
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: This URL links specifically to the PastPerfect instance of archival materials held by BMCC.
Access Model: The database is open access

Flat file cabinets and library ladder (Equipment)
Name: Flat file cabinets and library ladder
Description: Two five-drawer flat file cabinets used for storage of oversize collection materials, such as maps, posters, certificates and photographs, and a library ladder.
Location: Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Boise, Idaho
Year: 2018