Archival Conservation and Assessment Project

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15 December 2009 – During the fall, the museum had two visiting archivists come the TCI in order to assist with the collections management of the archives and library resources.

The archival collections of the museum were reviewed to determine content and condition. Materials, except in rare cases, were organized into collections and accessioned into the museum database at the item level. The collection of newspapers was also accessioned into the archives.

The bulk of the collection consists of rebound copies of records donated by the government. Other collections include papers “relating to stamps”, reports from and about the Turks and Caicos Islands, personal accounts of the visits to the Islands, Dispatches and Reports from Jamaica and London from the 1800s to the 1900s, parish records of births and deaths, and a small report on the hurricanes of 1926.