Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: PG-50593-09

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
PG-50593-09Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsGiles County Historical SocietyPreservation Assessment of the Paper-Based Collections of the Giles County Historical Society1/1/2009 - 6/30/2010$6,000.00Terri Fisher   Giles County Historical SocietyPearisburgVA24134-1626USA2008Museum Studies or Historical PreservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

The society's first-ever preservation assessment for its collection of historical documents, ledgers, county records, newspapers, and other research materials. These sources, which include documentation dating back to the 18th century, have been used for publications, genealogical study, exhibitions, and teaching exercises.

The NEH Preservation Grant would support the professional preservation assessment of the paper-based collections of the Giles County Historical Society by Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc. (WJ&A). The paper-based collections include ledgers, newspapers, letters, county records, and other unique genealogical and historic resources not available in other institutions. WJ&A will conduct an on-site survey of the paper-based collections to provide the following recommendations: 1) Immediate-term guidance for recovering improperly stored paper-based items; 2) Short-term remedial improvements for storage and exhibition of the paper-based collections as well as safe usage of these materials by researchers and genealogists; 3) Long-term planning for paper-based storage, exhibit space, and environmental conditions in the new museum building that is the current focus of the Historical Society's fundraising efforts.