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MH-00-16-0021-16

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$148,758.00
City: 
Wilberforce
State: 
OH
Recipient Type: 
museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Program Categories: 

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center of the Ohio History Connection, will purchase new collections management software and hire an archivist and two archival interns to address a backlog of approximately 360 linear feet of materials that remain unprocessed and therefore inaccessible to the public. These archival materials, some of which date to the 18th century, are of local, regional, national, and even international significance and complement the focus areas of the museum's artifact collection. Through this project, the museum will reestablish intellectual control over its archives, provide improved public access to researchers, visitors and museum and archive professionals, and will be able to increase usage for exhibitions, loans, and research purposes.