Join me at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree to get up close and personal with the most popular archival storage products — and a few new surprises in preservation containers — for Paper or Plastic? Preserving Keepsakes Workshop on Sunday, June 9th.
I am especially excited to be showing off some new-to-me (and maybe to you) products from Hollinger Metal Edge and Sentry Safe. Both companies were kind enough to send me sample products and a lot of great information to share with attendees. I will also have a limited number of archival product catalogs available from Hollinger Metal Edge.
This 90-minute workshop could also be called “Everything I Wish I Had Known When I Inherited My First Family Collection.” We will discuss how to safely preserve an assortment of family artifacts, including documents, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts, and attendees will have a chance to see and handle a selection of archival storage containers.
Paper or Plastic will begin with a presentation highlighting
- What Makes It an Heirloom?
- Roles and Goals for Collectors
- Archives 101
- Preservation Case Studies
- Make It Yourself Archival Options
Following the presentation, there will be time for product demonstrations and questions, and hand-on with the sample products.
When I first inherited my grandmother’s treasures, I was overwhelmed by the huge assortment of archival storage boxes. Should I use an upright box or a flat box? Drop front or telescoping lid? Is there a difference between grey archival board and black or tan? It took hours to unravel the mysteries of the catalog and finally begin to move my keepsakes into appropriate storage. I hope Sunday’s presentation will cut through the infusion and help you organize and preserve your family treasures.
Sunday, June 7 10:00am – 11:30 am SCGS Jamboree
Paper or Plastic? Preserving Keepsakes Workshop
Attendees will find a 4-page handout in the Jamboree Syllabus and a Workshop Worksheet to use during the session on the Jamboree App (look in the Exhibitor listing under The Family Curator for the downloads).