Preserving the Past: Making Your Mementos Last


Meeting Room B


Preserving the Past

This program offered by Archives Student Shari Neal, will help you learn how to preserve your personal collections of books, documents, and photographs. Get ready to find out: 

  • Why we need to actively preserve our heirlooms
  • How we are unknowingly shortening their lives
  • What we can do to make them last longer
  • Best protective storage solutions
  • Recommended environmental conditions
  • Safe ways to handle old or fragile materials
  • Ways to display items while minimizing damage
  • Basic digital scanning techniques
  • Ideas for ways to use your scanned images
  • Where to go for useful preservation products and information 

There will be time both before and after the program for assistance scanning your personal documents.