Archivists cannot save everything. They are forced to make choices. You, too, must decide what items you want to keep and why you want to keep them because you are limited in your money, space, and time. Ask yourself: what would you rather keep: clutter that has deteriorated in improper storage or your most prized heirlooms?
Join me this Monday, August 14th at 2 pm EST via Facebook Live on my Creating Family Archives group page. If you're not already a member, come join the fun!
In this session, we'll be discussing archival appraisal. Together, we will talk about items in your family's collections that you should keep, throw away, or transfer elsewhere. What remains are only the collections that are the most important to your family's history.
To participate, please join my group, Creating Family Archives here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreatingFamilyArchives/
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