Historical Records Preservation Grant Program Winners Illinois State Archives


The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board has awarded Historical Records Preservation Grants totaling $15,817 to four Illinois historical records repositories to develop and/or carry out projects that will lead to enhanced online access. The following organizations received grants for their historical records projects.

Chicago: The Adler Planetarium
Webster Photography Arrangement and Description Project - $2,500 to arrange, describe, and archivally rehouse the Webster Photographs. The Webster Photographs complement the Webster papers, which have already been processed.

Chicago: Southeast Chicago Historical Society
Milltown Histories: Processing the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum Collection - $5,000 to help with the ongoing archival processing and descriptive work necessary to ensure greater accessibility and in anticipation of creating a future website of museum materials.

Chicago: Loyola University Chicago, Women and Leadership Archives
Mundelein College Paper Records Project - $4,000 to create a finding aid for paper records from the Mundelein College Collection to be published on-line and cataloged into the world wide library catalog (OCLC). The records document Mundelein College, Illinois's last all women's college, that operated from 1930-1991.

Lisle: The Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library
May Theilgaard Watts Collection Digitization - $4,317 to purchase digitization equipment to extend a current project to digitize and catalogue unique artwork and archival resources related to author, artist, educator, and ecologist May Theilgaard Watts (1893-1975).

Funding for the ISHRAB Historical Records Preservation Grant program was provided by a State Board Programming grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.