The Roving Archivist Program visits Old Sturbridge Village!
In March 2020, we received a grant to fund a consultation with a Roving Archivist. Last month, Irene Gates, Roving Archivist for the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board, met with Librarian Amy Hietala to review OSV’s archival collections and offer her expertise on preservation and organization. Good news: we’re doing pretty well already! Following safety guidelines at all times, Irene and Amy discussed caring for different materials, conservation possibilities, funding opportunities, and records consistency. We’re very grateful to Irene for her feedback on ways to preserve the library collection for future generations!
This grant award was made possible through the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (MA SHRAB) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant program.