|s of January 2001 the Archives Grant Project had completed
the first two phases of the work plan and was embarking on the
third phase. The first two phases of the Project involved surveying
the processed collection and creating a collection management
policy. The collection management policy contains recommendations
and sample forms that are based on the results of the collection
survey. The survey captured the number of photographs, letters,
etc. in the processed collection,
documented their condition, and how they were arranged.
The third phase of the Archives Grant Project involved
Society volunteers. Using the recommendations provided in the
collection management policy, the volunteers, under the supervision
of Claire Grossman and the consultant, placed the materials of
the processed collection into archival folders, enclosures, and
boxes. This will serve to prolong the lifespan of the materials.
Twenty Society members signed up to volunteer for this third
phase. We worked on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the State Archives.
We successfully completed the work for the first grant including
a user-friendly finding aid. We have received a second grant
to house and preserve new acquisitions. Anyone interested in
volunteering for this project please contact Claire Grossman
via the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society telephone number
or Daphne at the State Archives (505-476-7954) by July 28, 2001.
||Annual Meeting - June 2001