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PG-51159-11Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsRathbun Free Memorial LibraryRathbun Free Memorial Library Preservation Assessment Project2/1/2011 - 7/31/2012$6,000.00MichaelJGilroy   Rathbun Free Memorial LibraryEast HaddamCT06423-1304USA2010Museum Studies or Historical PreservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

A first-ever preservation assessment of the library, which houses the collections of the East Haddam Historical Society. These 19th- and 20th-century sources include account books and ledgers from East Haddam, Connecticut, businesses; diaries, family letters, and scrapbooks created by town residents; meeting minutes of various local clubs, including the Women's Progressive Club and a local temperance society; and architectural drawings, cemetery records, and photographs, documenting the town's physical and social landscape. East Haddam, located on the Connecticut River, was for several years home to Nathan Hale and later served as a station stop for the Underground Railroad.

This project will conduct a general preservation assessment and assist the Library is formulating a long-range plan for the care and preservation of a collection of loose ephemera on permanent deposit with the Library by the local historical society.