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PG-51136-11Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsState Historical Society of MissouriStorage Supplies for the Oral History Collection1/1/2011 - 6/30/2012$4,649.00Jeff Corrigan   State Historical Society of MissouriColumbiaMO65201-7207USA2010History, GeneralPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access4649046490

The purchase of archival storage equipment and environmental monitors to preserve the society's oral history audiovisual collections. These include 1,346 histories documenting politics, rural lifeways, and the environment and interviews with Americans who were prisoners during World War II.

This grant will complete implementation of the third and final phase of recommendations outlined in an assessment of audio/video collections held at The State Historical Society of Missouri and Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. Specifically, grant funds will purchase archival storage units to re-house audio collections that remain stored in old wooden card catalogs; provide temperature and humidity data loggers and water detection alarms; and procure UV filter covers for the lights in the A/V storage area. These improvements were recommended by the Safe Sound Archive Company as part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant. Preservation of original audio/video material is important as it deteriorates and becomes obsolete more quickly than paper materials. The subjects interviewed in these oral histories are important first person historical accounts that contribute to the cultural record of Missouri's heritage.