Month: April 2015
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Resources BY DBPSite

Gumby scrapbook 1938 prize fightHere are some resource as you build your personal or family archive

Taking Care of your Personal Archive – The Atlantic Monthly

Advice on Storing Digital Files  – American Library Association

El Rescate de Colecciones Fotograficas / Spanish version of Salvaging Photographs

Conservation Préventive du Patrimoine Documentaire / French version of Safeguarding our Documentary Heritage

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial: Iraq and the Middle East  in Arabic

Family Papers: Preservation and Organization in Chinese

Preparing, Protecting, Preserving Family Treasures – Library of Congress


Image: from the scrapbook of L. S. Alexander Gumby (1885-1961)

100 Years and Counting! BY DBPSite

Carter G Woodson stampThis year is a milestone year for the US and the study of Black History – ASALH turns 100 and Dr. John Hope Franklin would have been 100 years old. When Carter G. Woodson and others set out to form an organization that would educate and inform the world about the achievements and impact of Blacks, he did so with an immediate view and a hope it would flourish.

Dr. John Hope Franklin was living history to those of us who met him. He stressed the importance of being able to look back on the past and learn from it from those who lived it.

How can you preserve your story for generations to come? #PreserveYourLegacy

#NationalPreservationWeek #PreserveYourLegacy #preswk #historymatters

Preserving #BlackLivesMatter BY DBPSite
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#BlackLivesMatter I have been following the outrage on social media, the mass media accounts and the artful inspirations that have come forth from the tragedies of the loss of Black Americans during police interactions. As a preservationist, I wonder how will we or our children be able to access this history. Most of it is born digital, originating online, and thus how can it be preserved in its original state and the versions of interpretations that will spawn.

Take a moment to consider – you are a witness to history. Where would we be without the personal recollections and the shoebox of memories from the March on Washington, the presidential inaugurations and the devastating morning of 9/11. #Historymatters

Your personal archives are essential to the movement. Save your musings in hard copy and digitally. Print out articles that you like or those you take issue with and put them in a folder along side your account of what #BlackLivesMatter means to you.

#Historymatters Your witness is part of the movement to make sure their lives, the response and the change is recorded. #PreserveYourLegacy #presweek