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Archive for October 9th, 2019

Check out this Library of Congress blog post containing great advice for people organizing their own family papers.

 

“Your own personal archiving project: where do you start?” by Mike Ashenfelder, May 11, 2016. On the Library of Congress blog The Signal. https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2016/05/how-to-begin-a-personal-archiving-project/ (accessed 10/09/2019).

 

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It tells you to start simply, evaluate material for broad categories that might already exist (They call them clumps.), sort all the material into clumps, be consistent, be realistic about work space and time, and remember nothing is perfect. Read the post for more helpful tips.

 

 

Happy Archives Month.

 

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