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Subject: Workshop on archival collections

Workshop on archival collections

From: Kelly Ferguson <kferguson>
Date: Friday, April 6, 2007
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

    Managing and Preserving Archival Collections
    Archibald S. Alexander Library
    Pane Room, first floor
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    169 College Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ
    June 6-7, 2007

Cosponsored by Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and
University Archives, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick,

Proper archival procedures and preservation actions enable safe and
effective management of archival collections.  Attendees at this
two-day program will gain insight into management and preservation
activities that will improve intellectual control over collections,
increase collections accessibility, and assist in long-term
preservation initiatives.

    9-9:30 am               Registration and Refreshments
    9:30 am - 5 pm          Program

Day 1:
An Introduction to Archival Management: Appraisal, Arrangement, and

    Program participants will be introduced to theories and
    practical applications that will help them make thoughtful
    choices about what materials to accession into their collections
    and how to physically organize the materials.  Developing
    finding aids and other tools for increased collection access
    will also be addressed

    Speaker: Beth Bensman, Manager of Public Services and Outreach
    at the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), is a Certified
    Archivist and currently serves as the chair of the Society of
    American Archivists' Manuscript Repositories Section.

Day 2:
Archives Preservation: Maintaining and Protecting Collections

    This program will introduce participants to the fundamentals of
    archival preservation.  Topics covered will include the nature
    of archival materials that effect preservation and access to
    collections; environment; storage materials; storage solutions;
    handling; reformatting options; and conservation of archival

    Speaker: Hilary A. Kaplan is a Senior Conservator at the
    National Archives and Records Administration.  She received her
    M.S. and Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation from
    Columbia University's School of Library Service Conservation
    Education Program and is a Professional Associate of the
    American Institute for Conservation.  Her interest in archives
    preservation has resulted in numerous publications,
    presentations, and assessments.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a
non-profit conservation laboratory serving other non-profit
cultural, educational, and research institutions, as well as private
individuals and organizations throughout the United States.

For information about CCAHA and for workshop registration forms, see

Ranking among the nation's top research libraries, the Rutgers
University Libraries support the university's teaching, research,
and service missions across three campuses.  Special Collections and
University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available primary
sources of a rare, unique, or specialized nature within four major
divisions:  Sinclair New Jersey Collection, Manuscript Collection,
Rare Book Collection, and University Archives.

Funders:  This workshop is partially subsidized through funding from
the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gladys Krieble
Delmas Foundation.

Kelly Ferguson
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

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