Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (Sherwood-Jayne Farm)

Log Number: MA-35-19-0156-19

Preservation Long Island's Sherwood-Jayne Farm will increase public access to its archival collections, while maximizing long-term preservation and laying the foundation for ongoing collections management improvements. The project will focus on processing six cubic feet of materials, including photographs, glass-plate negatives, diaries, books, scrapbooks, and correspondence. The society will secure the services of an archivist to organize, inventory, and rehouse the collection in archival storage containers. The archivist will support the curator in importing archival data into the collections database, scanning images, creating finding aids, and identifying material to feature in an online exhibition. The archivist will create a procedures manual for processing archival collections, which will guide staff, interns, and volunteers in future projects.