Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Funding Totals

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

Preserving Historical Collections at the Kalamazoo College Archives

FAIN: PG-51150-11

Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295)
Stacy Anne Nowicki (Project Director: May 2010 to October 2012)

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment to improve storage of the college's archival collections, including 2,380 blueprints, plans, and architectural drawings of the campus and its buildings, and over 150 scrapbooks created by college alumni between 1872 and 1983. These materials document daily life in the Midwest and the history of the oldest college in Michigan.

This project will build on a previous NEH preservation grant and allow us to purchase supplies necessary to preserve historical collections in the Kalamazoo College Archives.