Preserving Your Historical Records: An Archival Holdings Maintenance Workshop

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This workshop covers the basics of proper care and storage of archives and manuscript collections. Topics include an overview of the causes of deterioration; selection of folders, boxes, and other housing materials; processing of archives; providing storage for oversized materials, maps, and photographs; proper handling and exhibition practices; basic paper repair techniques; and the development of holdings maintenance policies, guidelines, and practices.

Learning Objectives
After this class, students will be able to:

  • Identify major causes of deterioration of archival records
  • Assess storage conditions in their own institution
  • Identify appropriate storage materials
  • Design storage procedures for their archival records

Target Audience
Suitable for anyone with responsibilities for caring for archival records


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements
Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.

This is a full day course.



The Imaging and Preservation Service is funded in part by a grant from the Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March 08 , 2012

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST

New Mexico Highlands University, Kennedy Hall
905 University Ave
(National Ave & University Ave)
Las Vegas, NM 87701
United States