Minnesota's Legacy

Film Housing Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,569
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Olmsted County Historical Society
Start Date
October 2010
End Date
April 2011
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Olmsted
Olmsted
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,569
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,610
Project Overview

Local television station (KTTC) donated 485 BETA videos and 557 16mm films to the History Center of Olmsted County. New storage methods and materials were implemented to preserve and stabilize these donations. The historic collection was sorted, organized and rehoused into archival containers which were then labeled, cataloged and entered into a Past Perfect database.

This valuable resource, now stored in the HCOC research library, has been made more accessible to the public.

Project Details
To preserve and stabilize 1,042 historic films for use in its research library
Project Manager
Salutation
Ms.
First Name
Sandra
Last Name
Toogood
Street Address
1195 West Circle Drive SW
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55902