Preservation Tips for Your Own Home Archives

Saturday, July 13: 9:30am - 11am
National Archives at Chicago
7358 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
773-948-9010

Learn how to properly care for your precious family documents, photographs, and other items. This workshop will teach proper methods for storage and display as well as suggestions for appropriate supplies to use in home archives to ensure that your family records last for generations to come. Also, you will hear a little about the archival profession in general.

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to save a seat by sending an email to Kris Jarosik  or call 773-948-9010.

If you can’t make it to the NARA workshop, here’re some other suggestions:

Sagraves, Barbara. A Preservation Guide: Saving the Past and the Present for the Future. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1995. Call Number: Local History Ref Z701 .S24 1995

Taylor, Maureen Alice. Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2001. Call Number: Local History Ref TR465 .T35 2001

The Newberry often gets queries regarding conservation and preservation matters. The Conservation Department  answers some of the most frequently asked questions. 

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