Books can be treated similarly to scrapbooks and albums, without the additional preservation problems caused by mixed materials. Many rare or unique editions may have intrinsic or sentimental value in your family collections. Learning how to care for your historical books will allow you to pass on your valuable library to your children and grandchildren. In this session, I'll teach you how to best preserve your books and bound volumes.
The perfect place to showcase and protect your precious family memories, document your family’s history, and create a lasting gift for future generations are through scrapbooks and photo albums. However, preserving these objects take special care and consideration. In this session, we'll explore the special preservation needs of these items.
In this session, we'll focus exclusively on one of my favorite things--photographs! Photographs are the treasures of any family history collection. They allow us to see firsthand the same eyes or smiles we inherited from our forbearers. Preserving your photos for the next generation is well worth the time you invest in the effort.
There are a variety of reading methods that can help you take in more information, make your efforts more efficient, and save time. A professor in graduate school once told me that students are never expected to complete all the readings; instead, they learn how to prioritize their reading so that they can get the essence of the texts.
Family documents are among the most valuable heirlooms in any archives. These papers can provide new information or verify family legends about births, deaths, and marriages. Historians love documents for the details they reveal about relationships and everyday life. In this session, we'll focus exclusively on the preservation needs of your paper-based documents.