Archives Preservation Roadshow is May 14th!

We at Seattle Area Archivists are very excited to remind you that our Preservation Roadshow is just around the corner!

Preserving records that document the past is not just an archivist’s responsibility; it’s everyone’s responsibility! On Saturday, May 14 at the National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Alaska Region in Seattle, we want to help the public learn how to preserve their treasured family and personal materials.

The Seattle Archives Preservation Roadshow will be an event where the public can bring questions about preserving their personal or family documents (in any format) and get free practical advice from archivists and museum professionals from a variety of backgrounds and institutions around the area.

Attendees will get free in-person information about how to preserve:

  • Photographic prints and negatives;
  • Letters, manuscripts, and other family documents;
  • Moving images (films) and audio recordings; and
  • Email, social media, electronic documents, and digital photos.

We are also encouraging the public to bring in interesting family or personal documents to share and show off.

No monetary appraisals will be given. However, we’ll have a list of resources for those people who would like them.  In addition to one-on-one preservation advice, there will be:

  • Behind the scenes tours of the National Archives and Records Administration facilities;
  • Raffles for preservation supplies and other prizes;
  • A drawing to win an “archivist-for-a-day” home consultation;
  • Preservation workshops (Film and Moving Pictures, Photographic Prints and Negatives, and Conducting Oral Histories); and
  • Preservation resources galore.
  • Event Location and Hours

    Saturday, May 14, 2011 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

    National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Alaska Region, 6125 Sand Point Way NE (Directions), Seattle, Washington 98115-7999

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