Collections Management for a New Museum

Collections Management for a New Museum

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What goes into starting a new museum? Client Challenge The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) wanted to display its treasured collection of woodworking tools and other artifacts with the goal of eventually opening a brand new museum. As the project began, the Brotherhood realized that …

U.S. Maritime Administration Heritage Asset Inventory

U.S. Maritime Administration Heritage Asset Inventory

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What Are the Benefits of Conducting a Collections Inventory? Client Challenge In order to maintain compliance with federal financial accounting standards (Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), SFFAS 29, Heritage Assets and Stewardship Land), The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) sought to update its record of …

Nurse Betty Ann Mattewson in Ward 2A Danang, Vietnam 1968. Photo courtesy NNCA.

Navy Nurse Corps Collections Support

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How Can You Make an Organization’s Legacy More Accessible to Its Members? Client Challenge The Navy Nurse Corps Association (NNCA) maintains an archive with diverse materials such as oral histories, books, photographs, newspaper articles, and other ephemera. It also includes more than a thousand artifacts …

Archival Services for Southern California Edison

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Southern California Edison (SCE) decided to expand on its existing long-term relationship with the Henry E. Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino by donating a century of its photographs and historical print records “ a sizable business archives. But first, they needed to …

Establishing the Department of Homeland Security Archives

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The History Office at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first contracted with History Associates in 2004 to provide on-site archival services for its new history program. Building from the ground up, History Associates designed collection and access policies, prepared a processing manual, and established …

National Park Service Archival Preservation

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Can a Large Federal Agency’s Extensive Archival Backlog be Preserved on a Nationwide Scale? Client Challenge When the Washington Support Office (WASO) of the National Park Service (NPS) needed outside help to consistently process and catalog a massive backlog of archival collections across dozens of …

Senator David Vitter Papers Preservation & Access Initiative

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How Do You Preserve the Legacy of a Career in Congress? Client Challenge When Senator David Vitter announced his retirement from Congress in 2017, he chose to preserve his legacy as a public servant by donating his professional papers to Tulane University. His office turned …

National Institutes of Health Records Management

National Institutes of Health Records Management

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How Can You Make Our Records Management Program Better? Client Challenge The National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director was under pressure from the U.S. Congress to show evidence it was correctly implementing records management procedures. The NIH records office also needed to alleviate …