[Preservenw] Free workshops, part of Archives Month October
menges at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 30 17:18:14 PDT 2009
Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board (WSHRAB), Washington
State Archives, National Archives Pacific-Alaska Region, and the Heritage
Resource Center, (Washington State Historical Society)
The Basics of Archives
A PRACTICAL, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR THOSE
WHO WORK WITH HISTORICAL RECORDS
BUT ARE NOT TRAINED ARCHIVISTS!
FREE WASHINGTON ARCHIVES MONTH WORKSHOPS:
Monday, October 5, 2009
at Washington State Archives
Puget Sound Branch, Bellevue
Thursday, October 15, 2009
at Washington State Archives
Central Branch, Ellensburg
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
at City Hall, Battle Ground
Thursday, October 29, 2009
at National Archives
Pacific-Alaska Region, Seattle
All Workshop: 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
* 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
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.
Monday, October 5, 9 am - 4 pm
Washington State Archives Puget Sound Region,
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA
Thursday, October 15, 9 am - 4 pm
Washington State Archives Central Region,
400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA
Wednesday, October 21, 9 am - 4 pm
City Hall of Battle Ground
109 SW 1st Street, Battle Ground, WA
Thursday, October 29, 9 am - 4 pm
National Archives Pacific-Alaska Region,
6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA
Experienced archivists volunteered by member organizations of the Washington
State Historical Records Advisory Board will instruct your class.
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 1
Telephone, e-mail, or fax your information to:
Heritage Resource Center
e-mail: mvessey at wshs.wa.gov
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