Jeanne Drewes, the Chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division and Program Manager of the Mass Deacidification Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress will lead a workshop on caring for your collection Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 8:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium, 101B.
Along with other archivists and preservationists, Jeanne will show you what to do, and what not to do, to protect your family’s most treasured possessions. A few spaces still remain – call 785-580-4515 to sign up and reserve a spot!
You may bring one item from your family’s collection (no firearms, please.) Remember that you’ll need to transport it into and out of the library.
Whitney Baker of the University of Kansas, and Charity Rouse and Jeanne Mithen, Special Collections librarians at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Sherry Best, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Director, will be on hand to answer more specific questions about family papers, textiles, archives, and photographs.
The event is part of National Preservation Week, organized by the American Library Association, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Library of Congress.