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Preserving Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Categories:  Delaware Public Archives

Connor Graham prepares materials for the upcoming preservation workshop

Connor Graham prepares materials for the upcoming preservation workshop

Looking for a way to preserve important documents, photos and videos for future generations? On Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program discussing how to preserve photographs, documents, and digital memories. You will leave this program with the knowledge needed to care for and preserve your irreplaceable memories. Presented by Archives’ staff member Connor Graham, this program will include basic information and instruction on proper handling and storage of family papers, photographs and digital media to ensure long term preservation and access.

Ms. Graham is a processing archivist at DPA and has worked on a number of manuscript and photograph collections including the Davis Collection, Governor Charles L. Terry Collection, Marshall Family Genealogical papers, City of Wilmington Maps and Drawings, Kent County Probates, William David Rice Vietnam War Scrapbook, the Arcada Fleming McCoy Photograph Collection, and the Glenn Rude Glass Negative Collection. She also curates DPA exhibits and digitizes collections for online access. Ms. Graham will graduate with her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a concentration in Archival Studies in December 2016.

The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail
thomas.summers@state.de.us.

The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North in Dover. The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. On the second Saturday of every month the research room is open from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Delaware Public Archives (DPA, archives.delaware.gov), an agency of the State of Delaware, is one of the oldest public archives programs in the United States. DPA serves the citizens of Delaware by identifying, collecting, and preserving public records of enduring historical and evidential value; ensuring access to public records for present and future generations; and advising and educating interested parties in the creation, management, use, and preservation of public records.

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