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International Tennis Hall of Fame, Inc. (Newport, RI 02840-3515)
Douglas Andrew Stark (Project Director: May 2009 to September 2011)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

$5,410 (approved)
$5,410 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

International Tennis Hall of Fame Environmental Monitoring Project

Environmental monitoring in the 1880 National Historic Landmark building that houses more than 16,000 artifacts, as well as books, photographs, and audiovisual materials that document the history of tennis from its origins in the 12th century to the present.

This project will allow the International Tennis Hall of Fame to purchase Environmental Monitors and the Climate Notebook Software as well training from the Image Permanence Institute as the first step in a multistep program to develop and implement a long-term environmental program. The importance of developing and implementing an environmental monitoring program will establish a baseline of information on the ranges of temperature and relative humidity found within the various spaces within our 19th century National Historic Landmark. Our facility interprets the history of tennis and its impact on our culture as well as the building which is representative of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island.