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Little People of America, Inc. (Tustin, CA 92780-3656)
Jim Erwin Kay (Project Director: May 2010 to August 2012)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

$4,193 (approved)
$4,193 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

LPA Archive: Preservation Training, Consultation, and the Purchase of Supplies

A preservation assessment of 200 linear feet of organizational papers, photos, and memorabilia documenting the history of Little People of America, which supports people with dwarfism and is one of the oldest self-help disability groups in the country. The consulting archivist would also recommend basic preservation supplies for purchase to help protect and make the collection more accessible for research.

The project has three components. Component One: Provide volunteer archivist with two weeks of training in archival practices and procedures presented jointly by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archive. Component Two: A certified archivist will be contracted to provide an assessment of the LPA Archive including recommendations for preservation practices and supplies and equipment needed for the preservation of documents and media. Component Three: Equipment and supplies will be purchased following the recommendations of the certified archivist.