Recently rare artifacts from the South Pacific were discovered in, of all places, Buffalo, New York. In 1938 the Buffalo Museum of Science purchased this collection from P.G. Black who was an accountant for an Australian trading company during the late 19th century and early 20th century.
For decades the collection sat unknown and not cataloged in their storage area, and is now being processed.
To see some photos and read this interesting story, click here.
Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed.
The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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