ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES
Historical Records Preservation Grant Program Winners
The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board has awarded Historical Records Preservation Grants to 14 Illinois historical records repositories to develop and/or carry out projects to identify, preserve, access and use historical records in Illinois. The following organizations received grants for their historical records projects.
Chicago: Loyola University
Mundelein College Audiovisual Digitization Project
$5,000 to digitize the Mundelein College Audiovisual Collection, which documents Illinois’ last all-women’s college, to increase access and use of this collection as well as ensure its preservation.
Chicago: Ridge Historical Society
Morgan Collection Development
$2,410 to develop the Morgan Collection by prioritizing and implementing actions addressing its preservation, access, and organization.
Effingham: Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, Inc.
Archival Storage for the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, Inc.
$847 to purchase archival storage boxes and shelving to adequately store historical documents and make them more accessible.
Evanston: Frances Willard Historical Association
Digitizing and Providing Access to the Frances Willard Journal Transcriptions
$4,500 to digitize the transcription of American social reformer Frances Willard’s 50 volumes of handwritten journals, dating from 1855-1896, and make it available online.
Jacksonville: Illinois College
Central Illinois Local History Archive
$3,022 to strengthen and organize work currently underway at the College to preserve local historical documentary materials, to organize a local history archives, and to make these documents available to students, scholars, and the general public.
Kankakee: Kankakee County Historical Society
Archival Preservation of Newspaper and Photographic Materials
$500 to purchase archival enclosures to preserve and properly store local historical materials.
Macomb: Western Illinois Museum
Archives System Upgrade
$1,400 to upgrade the current collection management software program to more effectively and accurately manage archival holdings.
Plainfield: Plainfield Historical Society
Arrange and Describe the Vertical Research Files at the Plainfield Historical Society's Main Street Museum
$4,648 to arrange and describe the Vertical Research Files in order to identify primary source materials, improve public access, digitize primary documents and photographs, and create a new finding aid.
Princeton: Bureau County Historical Society
Preservation of the H. W. Immke Glass Negatives Photo Collection
$4,935 to purchase archival boxes and shelving for the preservation of a collection of 18,000 glass negatives taken between 1866 and 1923 by Princeton photographer, H. W. Immke.
Quincy: Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County
Archival Update for Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County
$2,298 for the purchase of and conversion to PastPerfect-Online to make the historical records holdings more accessible to a wider audience.
Rochelle: Flagg Township Museum and Historical Society
Inventory and Reorganization of Maps and Plats of Rochelle and Ogle County
$864 to purchase preservation materials to inventory, document, properly store, and preserve a collection of maps and plats.
Urbana: Champaign County Historical Archives
McCandless Photography Rehousing Project
$1,691 to purchase archival boxes to rehouse the McCandless Photography Collection in order to provide long-term preservation and to facilitate physical access and storage.
Utica: LaSalle County Historical Society
LaSalle County Photograph Inventory and Scan Project
$3,735 to identify, record, label, and scan approximately 5,000-6,000 photographs of subjects such as state parks, the Illinois & Michigan Canal, local architecture, and the Interurban railroad.
Willowbrook: Darien Historical Society
Proper Archival Storage of Historical Documents and Photographs
$500 to purchase archival storage materials to house historical documents and photographs.
Funding for the ISHRAB Historical Records Preservation Grant program was provided by a State and National Archival Partnership grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.