Caring for Historical Records
Instructor: Anne Ostendarp, Consulting and Project Archivist
This workshop is for those responsible for the care of historical records or those interested in developing a historical records collection. It is especially useful for staff and volunteers working in libraries, museums, historicalsocieties, or municipal governments who have responsibility for archival materials but no formal training in archival practice. Through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and exercises, participants will get an overview of the fundamentals of archival organization, including the basic principles and practices of identification, acquisition, preservation, arrangement and description of historical records. The topics of access, reference and outreach will also be explored. This workshop will help participants develop policies, forms, and procedures to manage archival collections.
When: Monday, August 24th from 9AM-4PM.
Where: Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA
Directions and parking: http://www.historicnorthampton.org/visit.html
Lunch on your own. Historic Northampton is closed to the public on Mondays; information will be sent to attendees prior to the workshop for accessing the workshop location.
The New England Archivists has partnered with Historic Northampton to provide free or deeply discounted attendee rates for this workshop. In supporting this workshop, NEA continues to expand its advocacy of institutions that preserve and forward our region’s history. HistoricNorthampton has a unique voice and NEA is happy to help amplify it. Colin B. Lukens, President of NEA, summarizes by saying, “We are pleased to collaborate with Historic Northampton in offering this workshop. HistoricNorthampton is an institution that celebrates the power of history and provides an invaluable service to its community, and presenting this workshop represents a distinct opportunity for NEA to develop a partnership with New England institutions devoted to public history."
NEA thanks University Products, Inc. for its support of this workshop.