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Wartburg College (Waverly, IA 50677-2200)
Amy M. Moorman (Project Director: April 2017 to March 2021)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

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$5,942 (approved)
$5,942 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 6/30/2019

Stabilizing Film Collection Materials at Wartburg College/AIB and Improving Environmental Monitoring

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment (and training for staff in its use), to help preserve approximately 23,000 film, video, and audio resources. The Archive of Iowa Broadcasting’s holdings include news broadcasts from local radio and television stations, as well as some archival materials. Together, they cover a wide range of political, economic, and cultural developments in Iowa since the 1920s.   

The Archives of Iowa Broadcasting (AIB) contains oral histories, documents, photographs, promotional materials, artifacts and over 23,000 audiovisual recordings dating back to the early 1920s that document the history and development of radio and television in Iowa. These materials provide a wide variety of resources for research related to media and broadcasting, as well as 20th century regional and national social, political and cultural humanities topics. This project would provide equipment and supplies to rehouse the most at-risk items in the AIB’s film collection as well as purchase environmental monitoring equipment and provide training on its use. These tasks address specific concerns raised in a previous collection assessment and will further efforts to stabilize and preserve the AIB’s extensive audiovisual and other holdings for future researchers.