CMHoF Receives $2,500 Federal Grant For Preservation Needs

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The Tennessee State Library & Archives is distributing more than $30,000 worth of federal grant funds to 15 organizations across the state to help preserve important historical records.

The Country Music Hall of Fame will receive $2,500 from the organization. Other Nashville locations receiving $2,500 grants are the Southern Baptist Library and Archives, as well as Travellers Rest Historic House and Museum.

These funds can be used for a variety of purposes, including purchasing storage equipment such as shelving and boxes, hiring temporary staff for specialized records preservation projects, training archives personnel, or creating digital versions of records.

The funding for the grants comes from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which is part of the National Archives. The Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board reviews grant applications to determine which groups receive awards each year.

“When historical records are lost, they are irreplaceable,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “That’s why the projects these 15 organizations are undertaking are so important. They are taking steps to ensure the historical treasures in their communities are properly preserved. I commend the work that the grant recipients are doing on behalf of our state’s shared history.”

The grant recipients are:
Blount County Archives, Maryville, $1,900
Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, $2,500
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, Memphis, $2,500
Dyer County Archives, Dyersburg, $925
Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market, $2,500
Houston County Archives, Erin, $925
Lincoln County Archives, Fayetteville, $2,000
Museum Center at 5ive Points, Cleveland, $2,500
Overton County Archives, Livingston, $2,500
Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, $2,400
Sam Davis Home, Smyrna, $1,900
Stewart County Historical Society, Dover, $2,000
Southern Baptist Library and Archives, Nashville, $2,500
Travellers Rest Historic House and Museum, Nashville, $2,250
University of Memphis Special Collections, Memphis, $2,450

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