2004 Washington Preservation Initiative Grant Awards

The Washington Preservation Initiative assists Washington state libraries of all types and sizes in preserving collections of materials with significant historical or cultural value, thus assuring the long-term access to these collections.

Grant Number: 04-WP-001 Award: $20,000
Organization: University of Washington Library System

Abstract: The Pacific Northwest Collection is a premier collection for Washington and the UW Libraries. Many of the books were printed on paper that is acidic and thus endangered. Mass deacidification will be utilized to assure the long-term preservation of a selection of books relating to the history of Washington.


Grant Number: 04-WP-002 Award: $2,000
Organization: Pend Oreille County Library

Abstract: Historical photographs and obituaries of North Pend Oreille County, including Metaline Falls, Metaline, and Ione, will be indexed, cataloged, preserved, and microfilmed.


Grant Number: 04-WP-003 Award: $11,180
Organization: UW Ethnomusicology Archives

Abstract: The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives houses 1327 collections of unique, unpublished ethnographic audio, video, and film recordings; accompanying documentation; and 297 musical instruments from around the world. Since its founding in 1962, the Archives has served both a local and international clientele. Funding for an assessment of the condition of the audio/visual collections will enable the Archives to develop a systematic program to address issues concerning both preservation and accessibility.


Grant Number: 04-WP-004 Award: $17,630
Organization: Samish Indian Nation Abstract: The Samish Nation will conduct a preservation assessment of their collection of cultural materials and will creation a preservation plan. Accomplishment of these critical tasks will be a major step toward meeting the goals to preserve and protect Samish culture and history, thus ensuring their survival for future generations.


Grant Number: 04-WP-005 Award: $5,584
Organization: Centralia Community College, Kirk Library

Abstract: The Kirk Library will engage a consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment survey of the library environment, storage areas, and collections including processed paper copies of institutional archival documents, scrapbooks, and photographs that represent more than 75 years of both college and local history.


Grant Number: 04-WP-006 Award: $7,820
Organization: Kettle Falls Public Library Abstract: Kettle Falls Public Library will professionally survey the historic photograph collection held by the Library, and catalog and store the collection as recommended.


Grant Number: 04-WP-007 Award: $14,770
Organization: Whitworth College

Abstract: The year 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the first issue of Whitworth College’s student newspaper, and a campus-wide celebration is planned. This project will allow the college library to have the entire run of The Whitworthian microfilmed for preservation purposes, as well as large-scale photocopied for ease of use.


Grant Number: 04-WP-008 Award: $11,202
Organization: Seattle University, A.A.Lemiux Library

Abstract: Seattle University, one of the oldest educational institutions in Washington, will microfilm “The Spectator”, its run of student newspapers (1933 to present). This important part of our region’s history is in deteriorating condition and in need of preservation measures. Microfilming will be done at OCLC’s Preservation Services.


Grant Number: 04-WP-009 Award: $4,635
Organization: Burlington Public Library

Abstract: Patching Together Burlington’s Past will focus on working with a professional conservator to survey local historical newspapers, develop a preservation plan, train staff in conservation techniques, and conserve 30 years of Burlington newspapers currently at-risk due to poor storage conditions at the Burlington Public Library.


Grant Number: 04-WP-010 Award: $20,000
Organization: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) Sophie Frye Bass Research Library

Abstract: MOHAI will restore and duplicate 3,000 at-risk negatives in the museum’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer News Photography Collection. The significant collection contains images taken by PI photographers between 1924 and 1972 as they recorded the state’s vibrant cultural, environmental, and economic life. The collection is a unique and valuable resource, and this preservation project will enhance MOHAI’s ability to share Washington history.


Grant Number: 04-WP-011 Award: $10,000
Organization: Yakama Nation Library

Abstract: This project will begin preservation efforts for the Library’s special collection of documents from the Nipo Strongheart, the Bob Pace, and the Helen Schuster special collections.


Grant Number: 04-WP-012 Award: $20,000
Organization: Washington State University (WSU)

Abstract: WSU will carefully compile and analyze the results of a 2004 preservation survey of processed manuscript and visual collections in WSU MASC to identify and execute high-priority preservation projects, and to make additional preservation contact prints from celluloid and glass negatives in the Ralph Hutchison and Lucullus V. McWhorter photograph collections.

Jeff Martin
Email: jeff.martin@sos.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 704-5248

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