AUSTIN, Texas—Secrets to preserving historic or family letters, photographs and other paper documents and film materials will be shared by archivists and preservation students from The University of Texas at Austin during an “Archives Clinic” on Oct. 20 at the Austin History Center.
The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. clinic is free and open to the public. Conservation and archives students from the university will provide advice on preserving aging materials and answer questions for people interested in archive preservation.
The archival clinic is part of the university’s celebration of Archives Week (Oct. 14-20) that includes special commemorative activities at the Sanchez Building on the university campus and at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St.
The theme for this year’s events is Archives and Technology. Debbie Carter of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum at College Station will speak on her institution’s project to archive e-mail and the dilemma of using technology that has become obsolete. Sue Kriegsman of the Colorado Digitization Project will discuss the statewide cooperative project to create a publicly accessible digital library by digitizing materials held by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and state government.
For additional information, contact Carol Mead, president of the student chapter of the Society of American Archivists, (512) 416-7319, or visit the organization’s Web site: <www.gslis.utexas.edu/~archweek/>