Development of Institutional Photo Archives
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
In our application we listed the measurable outcomes of this project as cataloguing and accessioning an additional 10% or more of the collection, learning how to organize and archive digital images and upgrading our collection database to include digital images. We achieved or reevaluated all of these goals.
We inventoried and accessioned about over 200 sets of negatives, 600 slides and 1200 digital photos which is near to our goal of 2,600. However as we worked we discovered that the estimated scope and complexity of this endeavor was inaccurate and more labor intensive than anticipated. The work included:
- Organizing, sorting and separating the photos documenting the work of making the park from our programs and removing duplicate prints.
- Matching the prints to their negatives and identifying missing prints.
- Separating and sometimes splitting rolls of film apart to accession those of making the park separately from park programs and accessioning each new