Tuesday, July 06, 2010

TAM Docents: Basics of Archives FREE Workshop

Hello Docents-

I hope that your Independence Day celebrations went off with a bang and that you are now ready for summer because I believe that it has finally arrived. Elizabeth thought that you might be interested in the workshop listed below so I am forwarding this on.

Thank you for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum!



Jana Wennstrom
Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

T: 253.272.4258 x3030




From: abcdelizabeth@comcast.net [mailto:abcdelizabeth@comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 9:30 PM
To: Jana Wennstrom
Subject: Basics of Archives FREE Workshop


Dear Jana:


A friend of mine forwarded this to me and I thought some of the docents might be interested.


Elizabeth Walsh


Sent by: Washington State Historical Society and Museum
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Washington State Historical
Records Advisory Board,
Washington State Archives,
Heritage Resource Center
(Washington State Historical Society)


The Basics of Archives



Thursday, July 22, 2010
at North Central ESD, Wenatchee

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sylvan Way Branch - Kitsap Regional Library,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
at Washington State Archives
Puget Sound Branch, Bellevue

All Workshops: 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 collections.
  • 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 archivist?
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.

Thursday, July 22, 9 am - 4 pm
North Central ESD
430 Olds Station Road, Wenatchee, WA

Thursday, July 22, 9 am - 4 pm
Sylvan Way Branch - Kitsap Regional Library,
1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA

Tuesday, July 27, 9 am - 4 pm
Washington State Archives Puget Sound Region,
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, 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: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/wshrab.aspx

Register early, these classes fill fast!


Telephone, e-mail or fax your information to:

Mark Vessey, Heritage Resource Center

360-586-0219, Fax 360-586-8322




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