MNANG Museum Archives Processing
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.
Most of the archives were identified by collection and rehoused in acid-free folders, with acid-free interleaving pages separating photographs and fragile documents. Newspaper clippings were given their own folders to prevent damaging adjacent records, and paper clips were removed. Deteriorated and dried rubber bands were also removed. Most the archives have been identified by collections, or fonds, listed above; reconciliation with accession records and the restoration of provenance and original order is ongoing. The archives is near a stage at which further processing needs can be assessed and preservation or conservation triage can be performed.