Robin Robinson, Bucks County Recorder of Deeds, announced that her office has received another grant to help with the ongoing deed book preservation project. As of now, about half of the 700 dilapidated deed books have been preserved, with some having been displayed across Bucks County. This is the second grant the office has received for the deed books.
This latest grant, for $5,000, is from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission’s – Historical Archives and Records Care. With this money, the office was able to purchase a special humidity gauge and preserve deed books 257 and 258. The humidity gauge, which is a sensor to track temperature and humidity, is being utilized in the new storage unit that all the newly preserved books are placed in once received back from Kofile, the office’s preservation specialists.
Robinson said, “This grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, while smaller than the previous grant, is just as important. This enabled my office to purchase a humidity special gauge to help maintain the books already preserved.”
To contact the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office, call 215-348-6209 or click here.