Archives Month 2008

The Vietnam Archive,
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library,
The Post-Vietnam War Era Archive
American Archives Month

Kickoff Event

  • Title: "Donating Your Collection to an Archive: Is It Right for You?"
  • Date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
  • Time: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Location: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Formby Room (TTU Campus)
  • Description: Learn what archives are, how they work and what happens to collections that are donated to them.

Preserving Your Family Records Workshop Series

  • Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
  • Location: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Formby Room (TTU Campus)

Session 1:

  • Title: "Paper: Past, Present and Future"
  • Time: 11:00-11:50am
  • Description: Learn about the history of paper and how it has come to be as it is today as well as basic tips for the proper care of your various paper based records.

Session 2:

  • Title: "Ensuring That Your Pictures Always Speak a Thousand Words"
  • Time: 12:00-12:50pm
  • Description: Desperate to preserve all those old family photographs? Come learn about how photographs were created throughout history and how to properly care for them at home.

Session 3:

  • Title: "From Baby Booties to Bomber Jackets: Caring for Your Family's Textiles"
  • Time: 1:00-1:50pm
  • Description: Do you have any special clothing that you would like to preserve: a wedding dress, baby clothes or perhaps great grandma's quilt? Come to this workshop to learn basic textile care and storage techniques that you can do at home to help preserve your family's treasures.

Session 4:

  • Title: "Make Your Memories Last: Basic Film, Video, and Audio Preservation"
  • Time: 2:00-2:50pm
  • Description: Come and learn all the basics for film, video and audio tape preservation and how to properly handle, store and deter further deterioration to your precious memories.

Session 5:

  • Title: "Because Your Digital Records are Worth It"
  • Time: 3:00-3:50pm
  • Description: Although we live in the "digital age," your digital records need to be kept safe! Learn what file formats are best for sharing and preservation, and methods for effective backup storage.

Session 6:

  • Title: "One on One Question and Answer Forum"
  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm

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