Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics

Thursday, 5/10/2012 9:30am - 3:30pm

Event Type

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Proper archival procedures enable safe and effective management of collections.  Participants will learn about the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and access; proper storage materials; and the most common preservation problems associated with paper-based archival collections. This program will touch briefly on processing, arrangement, and description.  Volunteers, historians, and those with archival responsibilities in addition to other duties may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession; this program offers an introduction to best practices in the field.