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Carman V. Carroll Award 2013 – St. John’s Anglican Church Archive

The winner of the 2013 Carman V. Carroll Award was the St. John’s Anglican Church Archive for a holdings maintenance project which involved training for archive volunteers (on preservation supplies and techniques as well as arrangement and description) who then re-housed, arranged, and described material according to archival standards. The project was funded through the Provincial Archival Development Program (PADP) and completed by a group of volunteers with an average age of 75. The project saw the re-housing of textual material (dating from ca. 1752-1946), photographs, prints, negatives, slides, and architectural plans. In addition to preserving the church’s archival holdings, the project also reduced the church’s backlog of unprocessed holdings and made their archival material more accessible.