Minnesota's Legacy

Complete Cataloging of Archival Collection

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,950
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Golden Valley Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
December 2017
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Hennepin
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,950
Direct expenses
$20,950
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Recipient Board Members
Don Anderson (Secretary), Nancy Azzam, Kenneth Huber (President), Nancy Kochenderfer, David Kuball (Treasurer), Jenny Murray-Brookins, Steve Schmidgall (Vice-President, Golden Valley city councilmember)
Project Overview

To hire a qualified professional to process the archival collections held by Golden Valley Historical Society.

Project Details
Before and After
Before and After

The Golden Valley Historical Society received a grant to fully catalog their archives, which include more than 90 cubic feet of boxes filled with papers. Though the GVHS has been collecting artifacts and documents since 1974, they have no professional staff and have never conducted a full inventory of their collections up until this point.

This project included going through all of the materials in their archives, cataloging them with industry-standard archival software, and taking measures to preserve them properly, such as moving papers from plain boxes to archival-quality acid-free ones. This project is ongoing--in the future, the GVHS hopes to be able to digitize their collections so that they are even more accessible to volunteers and community members alike.

Project Manager
First Name
Crystal
Last Name
Boyd
Organization Name
Golden Valley Historical Society
Street Address
7800 Golden Valley Road
City
Golden Valley
State
MN
Zip Code
55427
Phone
612-247-5283
Email
crystal.boyd@colorado.edu