December 9, 2011
Oregon Heritage Grant Awarded
Moro, Ore. – The Sherman County Historical Society is pleased to announce a matching grant award of $3,600 from Oregon Heritage Commission for the purchase of archival storage supplies for the Sherman County Historical Museum.
Society president Kathleen Ahearn noted that, “these supplies will be used in the care of the collections, storage, cataloging and indexing of historical documents, manuscripts, oral histories and documentary materials. The impact of this project will be improved artifact preservation, retrieval and organization, and more efficient use of limited storage space.”
Supplies will include acid free file folders, photograph marking pencils, artifact marking pens, PlexiPlus cleaner, document repair tape, Orvus detergent, polypropylene label holders, magnetic label tape for steel shelving, and acid free boxes suitable for the storage of audio cassettes, hats, postcards, small objects, videos, sheet music and pamphlets, and multi-purpose boxes in several sizes.
Registrar Nancy Fields, Archives Manager Jim Gaffney and other volunteers will put these supplies to good use beginning in January. It is estimated that 20% of the museum collection is preserved in storage for use in future exhibits or educational programs.
This project benefits researchers, exhibit developers, the editors of Sherman County: For the Record, those working with the collections, and the citizens of Oregon for whom the collections are held in the public trust. For more information see www.shermanmuseum.org.