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State Library and Archives distributes grant funds

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

Moore, Lincoln, Bedford counties among areas receiving aid

The Tennessee State Library and Archives awarded grants to 29 organizations across the state to preserve historical records and improve the facilities where those records are stored.

The Metro Lynchburg Moore County Archive was among the recipients with a grant of $3,000. The Lincoln County Archives ($4,000) and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum in Bedford County ($3,300) also received grant money.

In all, the State Library and Archives awarded more than $95,000 worth of archival development grants.

These funds are typically used to pay for items such as shelving, cabinets, archival folders, boxes, dehumidifiers and tools used by archivists.

“These grant funds help county archives and other organizations that keep historical records undertake projects that improve the way those records are collected and stored,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “I’m pleased that the Tennessee State Library and Archives is able to provide this needed financial support.”

The governmental organizations receiving grants this year are:

Blount County Register of Deeds – $1,550

Blount County Archives – $7,000

Claiborne County Archives – $5,000

Dyer County Archives – $7,000

Giles County Old Records Department – $1,000

Houston County Archives – $7,000

Lincoln County Archives – $4,000

Maury County Archives – $2,982

Monroe County Archives – $2,300

Moore County Archives – $3,000

Morgan County Archives – $4,000

Trousdale County Archives – $3,000

Stewart County Archives – $4,400

Williamson County Archives – $5,000

Wilson County Archives – $3,500

The nongovernmental organizations receiving grants this year are:

Bemis Mill Village (Madison County) – $3,700

Clay County Museum – $1,500

Dayton Public Library (Rhea County) – $1,000

Etowah Historical Commission (McMinn County) – $3,000

Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia (Washington County) – $3,000

Methodist Church, Tennessee Conference (Davidson County) – $3,043

Ornamental Metal Museum (Shelby County) – $3,300

Rhea County Historical & Genealogical Society – $2,500

Scarritt-Bennett Center (Davidson County) – $2,000

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives (Davidson County) – $1,000

Stax Museum (Shelby County) – $2,700

Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum (Bedford County) – $3,300

Travellers Rest Historic House (Davidson County) – $1,725

University of Memphis, C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa (Shelby County) – $3,000