Gordon Library receives $300,000 NEH grant

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Mon, Jul 29, 2013

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Gordon Library receives $300,000 NEH grant

Funding for the Gordon Library grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Creating a Sustainable Environment to Preserve Access to Humanities, Innovation, and STEM Education Collections at WPI, has been enthusiastically approved by the National Council on the Humanities as well as the Chairperson of the Endowment. This implementation grant will enable a partial renovation of the Special Collections wing of the Library, which holds a diverse collection of business records, personal papers, and rare books relating to the history of industry and technical education in the United States. The proposed activities will improve environmental conditions by isolating air handling from the main library building’s system, enhancing extant fire protection systems, and installing a new environmental control (HVAC) system for the special collections. ¬†¬†This will help us ensure that we can preserve our special collection and WPI history for another 150 years!

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