Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part IV: Storing Your Archive (Part A) By Rachel Smith Following Blog 3, today’s blog will be discussing Step 3 in the “Organize Your Archive Workflow.” If you have not completed Steps 1 and 2 at this point, it is highly recommended to do so before storing your collection! Organize Your Archive Workflow: Organize Categorize […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part II: Evaluating Your Strategy By Rachel Smith As a Family Archivist, you may already know what you’d like to do with your family collection. You might want to find new storage containers, scan photographs, or reorganize documents. But you might not know where or how to begin your project. If you have a large […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part I: Introduction By Rachel Smith This is the first in a series of blog posts which will introduce organizing and preserving your family’s collection of photographs, documents, and other heirlooms. Each blog post will tackle a different topic on how to maintain your family’s collections on paper. While some of the techniques can be […]

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A Pressing Matter

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By Rachel Smith: Archives Librarian Last month, our museum received a donation of over 100 blueprints of the historic Cañon City Post Office & Federal Building (505 Macon), the current home of the Fremont Center for the Arts. Among the collection are blueprints drafted by the designers, the Busboom Brothers of Salina, Kansas, and from […]