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PG-51109-11Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsLittle People of America, Inc.LPA Archive: Preservation Training, Consultation, and the Purchase of Supplies3/1/2011 - 8/31/2012$4,193.00JimErwinKay   Little People of America, Inc.TustinCA92780-3656USA2010Archival Management and ConservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access4193041930

A preservation assessment of 200 linear feet of organizational papers, photos, and memorabilia documenting the history of Little People of America, which supports people with dwarfism and is one of the oldest self-help disability groups in the country. The consulting archivist would also recommend basic preservation supplies for purchase to help protect and make the collection more accessible for research.

The project has three components. Component One: Provide volunteer archivist with two weeks of training in archival practices and procedures presented jointly by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archive. Component Two: A certified archivist will be contracted to provide an assessment of the LPA Archive including recommendations for preservation practices and supplies and equipment needed for the preservation of documents and media. Component Three: Equipment and supplies will be purchased following the recommendations of the certified archivist.