Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VIII: Issues of Conservation By Rachel Smith At this point, you have organized and stored your family archive in containers in a safe environment and you may have also digitized your collection. While you worked on these projects, you most likely found heirlooms, documents, and photographs that are in poor condition. They have tears […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VII: Backing Up and Archiving Digital Files By Rachel Smith You have spent weeks or months digitizing your family’s photograph or document collections. You have meticulously labeled each file and placed them in a perfect organization system on your computer — only for disaster to strike. Your computer crashes and erases all of your […]

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Preserving Our Oral History Collection

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By Rachel Smith, Archives Librarian As a part of preserving the history of the Royal Gorge region, our museum and other local organizations, such as the Fremont County History Society, have conducted oral history interviews with local residents. Since social distancing guidelines complicate our ability to record face-to-face conversations, we have turned our efforts towards […]

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Don’t Let It Dye!

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Have you protected your textiles today? Today is National Textile Day! No, I ain’t pullin’ your thread! We all have those special textiles that we hold onto: that blankie that Grandma made me when I was born…Great Grandpa’s military uniform…Dad’s lettermen jacket from high school…but how do we take care of them? How do you […]

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

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If you are a frequent visitor to the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, you might be wondering why a new exhibit is in the place of an exhibit you saw last year or where artifacts that are no longer on display have gone. Are they no longer in the museum collection? Does the […]