Several HBCUs Obtain Grants From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, has announced 64 grants totaling $20,363,297 to support libraries and archives across the country. Some of these grants have been awarded to historically Black colleges and universities.

The Spelman College Museum of Art received a $491,063 grant to care for the college’s collection of art while offering opportunities for undergraduate students of HBCUs to gain experience in collections management and care.

The James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, will use a $99,000 grant to improve the care, management, and accessibility of the special collections unit in the university archives.

The Alabama State University archives department will use a $100,000 grant to install an art rack and compact shelving system in the Levi Watkins Learning Center to improve the storage environment of its expanding art collection.

The Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum at Florida A&M University was awarded a $363,442 grant to build its digital capacity by enhancing management, care, and access for its collections and expanding its public services.

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina was awarded a grant to research, design, fabricate, and install exhibits that will interpret African Americans’ commitment to education as a civil right and the struggle for equality through the pursuit of education in northeastern North Carolina.

Clark Atlanta University Art Museum will use grant funds to evaluate the collections management system records, assess storage space management, and conduct an inventory of the collection and to prioritize the digitization of the 1,200 items in its collection.

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