Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals

$5,350.00 (approved)
$5,350.00 (awarded)

The Archival Collections of Cabrini College: Developing a Plan for Preservation

FAIN: PG-51045-10

Cabrini University (Radnor, PA 19087-3623)
Leonard Norman Primiano (Project Director: May 2009 to October 2011)

A preservation assessment of the Cabrini College archives and manuscript collections documenting religion and the liturgical arts, as well as the life of Francis Xavier Cabrini, the first American saint.

Cabrini College requests a Preservation Assistance grant of $5,350 to improve its ability to preserve and care for the humanities collection of the Archives located in the College's Holy Spirit Library.The grant will allow the College to retain the services of Laura Hortz Stanton from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) located in Philadelphia, for development and implementation of a general preservation assessment of the materials in the Archives. The Needs Assessment developed by CCAHA will include three levels of recommendations: 1) a general evaluation of the Archives' needs for preservation including collection storage, handling, and preservation planning; 2) a specific evaluation of building environment (temperature, relative humidity, pollution and light), housekeeping, pest control, fire protection, security, and disaster preparedness; and 3) specific guidelines for exhibition display.