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Grants Awarded to Preserve Significant Historical Collections Throughout Maine

April 05, 2007 - TRC

Applications for Next Round of Grants Due June 1st

AUGUSTA , MAINE – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Maine State Archivist Jim Henderson and Maine State Museum Director Joseph Phillips announced on Thursday that facilities throughout Maine will benefit from grants awarded in March to preserve significant historical collections.

Grants have been awarded to libraries, museums, historical societies and other facilities in 18 communities through a joint project of the Maine State Archives and the Maine State Museum. This project offers one application to access funds from five different state and federal sources including the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and Maine’s New Century Community rogram.

The primary purpose of this project is to preserve Maine’s significant historical collections--records, archives, artifacts, museum objects--and to make them available to the public. Funds are focused on Museum Facilities, Archives Facilities, Museum Collections, and Archives Collections, and support two types of preservation efforts. The first is designed to indirectly protect all collections at a particular location by improving the facility containing them. The second is intended to directly support the preservation of, and access to, specific historical records collections within a facility.

A complete list of grants awarded can be viewed at
http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2007/HistoricalCollections.html
The next proposal deadline in 2007 is June 1st.
More information is available at http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/mhrab/grant.html - and by calling the Maine State Archives at (207) 287-5788 or the Maine State Museum at (207) 287-2301.


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