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PG-280605-21Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsRhode Island CollegeGeneral Preservation Assessment of Adams Library Special Collections at Rhode Island College9/1/2021 - 8/31/2022$9,906.00Molly Bruce Patterson   Rhode Island CollegeProvidenceRI02908-1940USA2021Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access9906099060

A general preservation assessment and training for staff to care for 4,000 cubic feet of materials, including rare books, archival records and manuscripts, photographs, audiovisual materials, objects, and ephemera documenting the history of Rhode Island from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Highlights of the collection include records from the college’s founding in 1854 as the state’s first teacher training school, as well as the personal papers of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890–1960), a renowned American sculptor of African-American and Native American descent, and Dr. Carl Russell Gross (1888–1970), an African-American physician in Providence who chronicled the accomplishments of Rhode Island’s Black professionals in the fields of law, medicine, education, and the arts. The assessment and training in emergency preparedness and environmental monitoring for collections storage would provide the college a roadmap for the long-term preservation of the materials, thereby ensuring their ongoing research and educational use.

General Preservation Assessment of Adams Library Special Collections at Rhode Island College