“Pass It On” is the theme of 2011 National Preservation Week, which starts April 24. It’s a time to reflect on our cultural and personal heritage, documented in photographs, films, and other media and artifacts. Archivists and curators struggle each day to preserve the materials in our custody. To bring out your “inner archivist,” here’s a few tips to keep precious family photographs from rapid deterioration.
October is American Archives Month! I see the impact of the archives daily, as the resources of the Denison University Archives enrich lives and aid researchers here on campus, and from across the U.S. and even the world.
For instance, the designs of the 1931 Denison Centennial Commemorative Plates set so impressed a visiting British ceramics artist that he had to take a photograph of each plate.