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Preservation 101: Best Practices for Preserving your Family Archives

Led by archivist Leigh Ann Paxton.

October is Archives Awareness Month and the library is celebrating by hosting a workshop on preservation.

Maybe a relative sent you old letters, certificates, and family photographs and you are not sure what to do. Maybe you’re wondering how to save your child’s pictures and other mementos. Come listen and watch live demonstrations on how to preserve your family’s treasures for generations to come.

Learn the best preservation practices for storing, handling, and caring for photographs, scrapbooks, letters, and other personal memorabilia. Hear about the latest standards and recommendations for digitizing family photographs.

Leigh Ann Paxton is the Archivist for West Kentucky Community & Technical College. She earned a BA in history from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Public History, with an emphasis in Archives Management from Loyola University Chicago. Before coming to WKCTC in 2018 she consulted as a certified archivist and has worked at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Georgia, and Nashville Public Library.


October 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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2nd Floor Meeting Room