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Historical Records Preservation Grant Program Winners


The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board has awarded Historical Records Preservation Grants totally $19,058.90 to 7 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.

Chester: Randolph County Archives and Museum
Processing and Indexing the Randolph County Court Case Files, 1809-1859
$4,459.10 to process, rehouse, and index the Randolph County Court Case Files, 1809-1859, that are currently folded and stored in 1860-era metal storage boxes.

Chicago: Gerber Hart Library and Archives
Outing the Archives: Increasing Public Accessibility to the LGBTQ Archive of the Midwest
$2,515 to purchase shelving to properly house and make more accessible the archival collections

Chicago: Pullman State Historic Site
Normalizing Data in the Pullman House History Project
$2,642 to normalize the demographic information about residents of the planned community of Pullman, 1883-1940.

Darien: Darien Historical Society
Archival Storage of Historic Photographs
$995 to purchase archival supplies to properly preserve the Society’s photograph collection and make it more accessible to the public.

Evanston: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Organizing and Digitizing the Lucy Rider Meyer/Chicago Training School Archives
$4,009.10 to process, digitize, and provide access to the archival records of the Chicago Training School for City, Home, and Foreign Missions (1885-1934) and its founder and first principal, Lucy Rider Meyer.

Wheaton: Theosophical Society in America
Preserving Architectural Records
$732 to purchase archival-quality enclosures to properly house the architectural records of the Society’s headquarters building.

Winnetka: Winnetka Historical Society
Preserving and Documenting the John Ott Time-Lapse Photography Collection
$3,706.70 to inventory, assess, de-duplicate, rehouse, catalog, and create an online exhibition to document the John Ott Time-Lapse Photography Collection.

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.