The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 31, 1985 · Page 32
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 32

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, March 31, 1985
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The Salina Journal Sunday, March 31, 1985 Page 33 Federal grants aimed at halting book, newspaper, photo decay . WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal grants totaling $903,385 were awarded last week to support efforts to preserve millions of books, newspapers, photographs and other irreplaceable documents that are rapidly deteriorating in America's libraries and museums. .' "The record of our cultural inheritance in the humanities is perishing," said John Agresto, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which made the grants to six institutions engaged in preservation activities. Agresto also announced the creation of a new Office of Preservation within the endowment, an independent federal agency, to oversee such activities and to support them with government funds. Congress' has been asked to appropriate $5 million for the new office in fiscal 1986. At a news conference, Harold Cannon, director of the endowment's preservation office, dramatized the decayed state of millions of documents of historical value by picking up a small volume written by the French satirist Rabelais and published in 1875. When Cannon rubbed the book's wafer-thin pages in his fingers, they disintegrated into a pile of dust. However, he said, "all is not lost," because the book previously had been preserved on microfilm. Cannon said 76 million books in the nation's research libraries, or one-fourth of their holdings, are "at risk" from the ravages of natural decay, caused primarily by the acid in paper manufactured from wood pulp. "At risk," he said, means "they cannot be handled without suffering further deterioration, literally crumbling to pieces." In the next 20 years, Cannon said, an additional 38 million books will join the total of endangered materials. He said those additional volumes represent 12 percent of the estimated 305 million books in 263 American research libraries. "What is at stake is nothing less than the preservation of our national cultural heritage," Agresto said. The recipients of the new endowment grants are: •The Research Libraries Group at Stanford University, California, which received a $625,011 endowment grant for its project to preserve on microfilm about 45,000 books and periodicals published between 1870 and 1920. Other institutions involved in the project are seven universities — Columbia, Michigan, Minnesota, Yale, Princeton, Cornell and Stanford — the New York Public Library and the New York Historical Society. • The non-profit Northeast Document Conservation Center at Andover, Mass., which received a $27,000 grant to hold a conference next fall on regional conservation centers. The Andover center provides conservation, preservation and bookbinding services to about 300 institutions annually. • The University of Delaware, a $49,181 grant to finance that state's participation in the endowment-supported U.S. Newspaper Program, a national effort to catalog and preserve the editions of more than 300,000 newspapers. Utility refunds coming ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesotans who get gas through utilities supplied by Northern Natural Gas will receive $11.8 million in refunds, the state says. In addition, future rate reductions should be worth at least $8.2 million, Ray Bohn, director of the Minnesota Public Service Department, said Friday. CLOSED TUESDAYS Starting April 2,1985 RESTAURANT 540 S. 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