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Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099)
Nancy Wicklund (Project Director: May 2010 to October 2012)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Assessing the Music Archives at Talbott Library

The hire of a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment and train staff in the proper care of the Westminster Choir College archives documenting the history and study of American music. The collections include institutional records, manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual material, musical scores, and artifacts. The archives also house the records of the Talbott Festival, which featured new American music including the premier of works by Samuel Barber and William Schuman.

We seek consulting services to assess the present state of the music and music-related archives of Westminster Choir College of Rider University. This individual will meet with staff, examine the materials that comprise the institution's archives, make detailed recommendations and provide training for staff.