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Jerry Handfield, Washington State Archivist Thursday evening May 26th, 2011 7 pm Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center 27130 102nd Ave NW Stanwood, WA  98292 Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Jerry Handfield, Washington State Archivist who will speak on the “Hidden Treasures of our State’s Archives”.  His talk will feature the unique public records […]

The importance of preserving photographs…. sitting in dusty corners of antique shops, or worse, moldering away under piles of garbage at a county dump? How many shoeboxes and scrapbooks hold pictures that could answer the questions of those who seek their community’s history? We historians honor not only those who took the time to make the images and save them for “someday,” but those, like Bob Morse, who recognize the importance of adding to the community memory by saving and sharing those open windows to the past.

The Library of Congress has produced some good basic videos on preservation on “Why Digital Preservation is Important For You” – “Our personal photos, papers, music, and videos are important to us. They record the details of our lives and help define us. But increasingly,  our possessions and our communications are no longer material – […]

Oral Histories – How To