Grants totaling $186,708 were awarded to seven collecting institutions across New York and are part of a $1.99 million comprehensive, statewide program to preserve endangered materials important to the State.
Grants awarded this year include:
$20,887 to Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for the preservation microfilming of Suburban and Buffalo City Directories from the mid-1990s to 2000, and Buffalo-area phonebooks from the mid-1970s to 2000. The materials continue to be heavily utilized by the community for research and have become extremely fragile.
$21,005 to the New York Botanical Garden to stabilize and provide a minimum of 200 protective enclosures for scarcely held volumes of significant botanical and horticultural research value from the pre-1850’s group of the Rare Book Collection.
$8,815 to the Huntington Historical Society for the conservation and stabilization of two 18th and 19th century account books, which document the business activities of Huntington’s prominent Wood family.
You can learn more about the Conservation/Preservation Program here.
Photo provided by the New York State Library.