Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips for Family Historians
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
About the Webinar:
Webinar presented by the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate and Local History & Genealogy Reading Room offering practical advice for preserving family memorabilia, such as personal documents, books, digital materials, and other family keepsakes. Topics covered included how to safely handle and store memorabilia to prevent the most commons types of damage and deterioration, what to look for when purchasing preservation-quality storage supplies, and what to do when items are damaged. In addition, staff from the Library's Local History & Genealogy Reading Room introduced the genealogy collections at the Library, one of the most extensive public resources for researching ancestry, African-American history, immigration, U.S. military history, and many other related topics. Question and Answer following webinar through the webinar chat platform.
This webinar is one of a number of activities sponsored by the Library of Congress in celebration of Preservation Week: Pass It On (April 22-28, 2012) to share preservation strategies that help people care for their personal materials—and thereby pass them on—and is offered in conjunction with the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
Jeanne Drewes, Chief, Binding and Collections Care Division, Library of Congress
Lindsey Hobbs, Technician, Collections Care Section, Library of Congress
Ahmed Johnson, Reference Specialist, Local History & Genealogy Reading Room, Library of Congress