Nicholls awarded federal grant to help preserve archives

Ellender Memorial Library

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University will receive a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to benefit the Archives and Special Collections section in the Ellender Memorial Library.

On Wednesday, NEH announced $16.3 million in funding for 290 projects across 43 states; Washington D.C.; and Puerto Rico.

Nicholls received a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions, which will help the university preserve and care for special collections likes books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images and other records.

“These preservation activities support our mission of community service by helping preserve the unique and significant resources in our collection for use by students, faculty and the general public,” said Helen Thomas, assistant archivist. “The project will include a special emphasis on preserving materials in the Senator Allen J. Ellender Papers, which we consider the cornerstone of our special collections. We are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities for their support in our efforts to enable the long-term preservation and accessibility of our valuable resources.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2016

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@www.nicholls.edu

 

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