NEA taking the past into the future

Day of Service Volunteer Opportunity at Spring NEA Conference

2014-02-26 11:49 AM | Veronica Martzahl
Join fellow NEA members on Thursday, March 20th, in a volunteer outreach project to help Portsmouth Public Library preserve and describe one of their unique collections: the Henry Clay Barnabee Collection. Barnabee was a Portsmouth-born actor and singer, and the collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, images, and assorted ephemera. Volunteers will complete basic description tasks and assist in scanning materials to enable the library to provide greater access to this whimsical collection. Some volunteers may also consult on preservation issues and digitization workflows as well, depending on experience.

This volunteer outreach initiative follows in the tradition of the StoryCorps project, Why Worcester?, held at last year's 40th anniversary meeting. We plan to continue to engage in exciting ways with the community where we hold our meetings.

Volunteer shifts will run from 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, and 3:30pm-5:00pm, and will take place in the beautiful Special Collections Room at the Portsmouth Public Library.

The deadline to sign up is MARCH 15, 2014. Please email Megan Schwenke or Camille Torres Hoven to volunteer and for additional information.

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