Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

3/1/2010 - 8/31/2011

Funding Totals

$5,050.00 (approved)
$5,050.00 (awarded)

General Preservation Assessment of Exeter Public Library's Historical Collection

FAIN: PG-50809-10

Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH 03833-1850)
Hope Godino (Project Director: May 2009 to August 2013)

Funding supports a general preservation assessment of the library's collection of approximately 1,700 items including town and family histories, city directories, vital records, and published works by Exeter authors.

The Exeter Public Library, Exeter, NH is seeking funding in the form of a $5,050.35 grant for a general preservation assessment of the Exeter Public Library's historical collection. The historical collection is located in its own room off the main part of Adult Services. The assessment would be completed by a consultant from the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA. This would include a general review of the condition of our paper-based historical collection, an assessment of the risks to the collection, an evaluation of the library's policies and procedures as they apply to preservation and recommendations for improving storage and handling practices. The goal for this project is to insure access to the collection and, at the same time, insure its safety.