Posted by: wadahp | October 14, 2010

FREE WORKSHOP: THE BASICS OF ARCHIVES

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Washington State Archives, National Archives Pacific-Alaska Region, Pierce County Public Works, and the Heritage Resource Center (Washington State Historical Society)

 
 

The Basics of Archives

PRESENT

 
A PRACTICAL, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR THOSE WHO WORK WITH HISTORICAL RECORDS BUT ARE NOT TRAINED ARCHIVISTS!

 FREE WORKSHOPS: 

Thursday, October 21, 2010
at Eastern Washington Regional Archives
Eastern Branch, Cheney

Friday, October 29, 2010
at Pierce County Public Works
Environmental Services Building
University Place

All Workshops: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Basics of Archives is for people who work or volunteer in organizations that deal with the past-whether it’s a museum, historic house, the city clerk’s office, the library’s local history room, a historic site, or a college archives. You’ll get practical advice, sample forms and policies, and learn basic practices you need to follow so that you can collect, protect, and help people use the historical treasures in your care.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

* What historical records are-and aren’t.
* How to decide what to keep.
* How to make sure you have legal title to your collections.
* How to handle collections when you get them so you know what you have and
how to locate collections.
* How to protect your collections from theft.
* How to deal with copyright issues.
* What tools you need to create to help users find the information in your collections.
* How to take care of historical records to ensure their preservation
and accessibility into the future.
* How to let the public know what you have and how to get people excited
about using your collections.
* And-where to go when you need help?

The Basics of Archives Workshop

Do you need to take care of historical records-but you’re not a trained archivist?

What’s the right thing to do with those diaries, cassette tapes, hand-drawn maps, tin-type photographs, and family letters in your collection?

Where can you go to get advice?

Register for the free Basics of Archives workshop near you. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. Directions and parking information will be available upon registration.


Thursday, October 21, 9 am-4 pm
Eastern Washington Regional Archives
960 Washington Street, Cheney WA

Friday, October 29, 9 am-4 pm
Pierce County Public Works
Environmental Services Building
9850 – 64th Street, West, University Place WA
(Near Chambers Bay)

Instructors:

Experienced archivists volunteered by member organizations of the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board will instruct your class.

About WSHRAB:

The Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board serves the public as the central advisory board for historical records projects and plans and provides leadership and guidance to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the state’s historical records.

 Register by October 19:

 Telephone or e-mail your information to:

Mark Vessey, Heritage Resource Center

360-586-0219
mvessey@wshs.wa.gov

 

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