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PG-280813-21Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsUMBCRehousing the Lewis Hine Collection at UMBC Special Collections11/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$9,916.80Beth Saunders   UMBCBaltimoreMD21250-0001USA2021Labor HistoryPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access9916.809806.90

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse 5,204 photographs taken by American photographer and labor activist Lewis Hine (1874–1940) between 1908 and 1930 while working for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). The photographs document working, education, and living conditions of children from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including immigrant communities and African Americans in both rural and urban areas. The Lewis Hine Collection has been featured in numerous scholarly publications and online educational tools, as well as in exhibits by Florida International University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This project will ensure preservation of the Lewis Hine Collection through rehousing 5,204 photographs in consultation with a specialist in the care and management of photographs.