Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals

$6,000.00 (approved)
$6,000.00 (awarded)

The Chickasaw Nation Archives Collection Preservation Assessment

FAIN: PG-50723-10

Chickasaw Nation (Ada, OK 74821-1548)
Amanda Hudson (Project Director: May 2009 to November 2011)

A preservation assessment of approximately 150 linear feet of archival holdings, along with the purchase of preservation supplies. The materials include oral histories, maps, photographs, correspondence, and family genealogies documenting the history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation from the early 1800s to present.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant will support two activities. The first will be preservation site survey/conservation management consultation of the current archives collection housed in the Chickasaw Nation Department of Libraries, Archives and Collections. The second activity will purchase preservation and storage supplies, including acid-free archival boxes, interleaving paper, archival file folders and any other supplies recommended by the consultant to support preservation of the library's collection.