Cambridge Historical Commission | About the CHC | MCC Grant
Commission Receives Grant
from Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Cambridge Historical Commission is pleased to be the recipient of a Partner level grant of $5,000 for the current fiscal year from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP). CIP is a grant and advocacy program that offers unrestricted, multi-year grants; members at the Partner level have a long funding history with the MCC and a strong record of providing public cultural programming to the residents of Massachusetts.
The grant will enable the Commission to continue to employ two Archives Assistants for five hours a week each. They maintain existing collections, process new donations, and focus on improving the accessibility of all holding to visitors and online researchers. Currently, the Archivists are processing a collection of nineteenth-century catalogues and billheads from Cambridge firms; blueprints, buildings plans, and student papers from a recently deceased prominent local architect; and a cache of small, leather-bound diaries that belonged to a young trolley conductor. Finding aids will be written for each collection and posted on the Commission’s website.
The Historical Commission deeply
appreciates the ongoing work of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is grateful
for the legislature’s important and generous support of the Council. Our
organization and many others throughout the Commonwealth depend on the assistance
of the Council to enable us to offer high quality cultural programming to a
variety of audiences.