Chesnutt Library approved to participate in Traveling Archivist Program

Chesnutt Library has been approved to participate  in the Traveling Archivist Program from the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Traveling Archivist Program was created with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and is now administered by the State Archives of North Carolina.

The purpose of TAP is to help repositories improve the preservation of and access to archival collections. Repositories include historical and genealogical societies; public libraries; the archives of colleges, hospitals, and other organizations; historic houses and sites, museums; and other publicly-accessible institutions that hold materials documenting the state’s history and culture.

As an institution, FSU has a storied history. The Archives at Chesnutt Library serve as the repository for the official records of Fayetteville State University and actively participates in the acquisition, arrangement and preservation of materials that document the socio-economic, political and cultural development of African-Americans in the local community, southeastern region and the State of North Carolina. Participation in the TAP program will ensure that we are doing our best to continue to preserve the valuable collections that will tell our story to future generations.

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