In Oct 2010, Archive Director Kathy McLeister applied for an Illinois Association of Museums matching grant to buy archival supplies. In Jan 2011 THS was notified that we had been awarded a grant of $500. The project will re-house our Chicago Architectural Photographing Co. Collection (CAPC). The collection includes some 1,450 negatives of theatres from the 1920s to 1940s, one quarter of which are 8″x10″ glass plate negatives. Besides THS’s cash match an additional donation from Annon Adams helped with the supplies purchase.
Additional monies were set aside by the THS Board to hire a part-time temporary Project Archivist to do the work. Katie Sleyko of Elmhurst, IL was hired for the task and started work on Mon, Mar 14th. Katie will verify the information in the index and on the envelopes, transfer the negatives into archival four-flap envelopes, and place them in special archival boxes designed to protect glass plate negatives.