Archival Collections Preserved

Posted by Richard Ellwanger on 04/11/2013
Harley Boyd, intern at the Seminole Nation Museum, replaces a roll of microfilm cataloged as part of the museum's on-going preservation efforts.  Boyd has cataloged and re-housed over two hundred rolls of microfilm containing images of century-old Wewoka newspapers and other historical documents and records.  The film is now stored in stable, acid-free enclosures and housed in the museum's temperature and humidity controlled collections storage area.  The project was made possible through a 2012 "Threats to Your Collections" grant sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board.  The grant supported the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies to safeguard the museum's archival collections.