Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Funding Totals

$5,081.00 (approved)
$5,081.00 (awarded)

Improvement of Storage for SUNY Potsdam's College and University Archives and Special Collections

FAIN: PG-50463-09

SUNY Research Foundation, College at Potsdam (Potsdam, NY 13676-2200)
Jane M. Subramanian (Project Director: May 2008 to September 2010)

Purchase of archival shelving and ultraviolet light filters to store and protect the SUNY Potsdam College Archives documenting the history of the oldest unit of the SUNY system, dating from 1816; the Crane School of Music archives, one of the first institutions to train educators to teach music in public schools; and the papers of Congressman Bertrand Snell.

Grant support is being requested to remedy the serious storage problems presently existing in the remote storage room of the SUNY Potsdam College Archives and Special Collections. If left unresolved, the inadequate storage of materials may result in damage to the materials. The funding will be used to purchase shelving and oversize storage units to provide adequate and appropriate storage for historical documents and other formats. In addition, funding will also be used to purchase UV filters to prevent light damage to all of the materials located in the room.