Caroliniana Columns
Newsletter of the University South Caroliniana Society
Autumn 1998

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Grant Proposal to Benefit
Photographic Collection

The South Caroliniana Library recently submitted a grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to rehouse and recatalogue the photographic collection. If funded, an archivist will be hired for the duration of the grant to place the photographs in archivally safe storage materials, bring collections back together, and create descriptive records for the University's online catalogue.

The records will be loaded also into the national database, OCLC. Another aspect of the grant will be to duplicate the nitrate and actetate sheet negatives in the collection and to conserve the acetate negatives beginning to deteriorate. There are approximately 750 such negatives in the collection. NEH will send notification in February 1999, and the project will begin in May if selected for funding.

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