Introductions. Are you new to the game? Recently deputized with the state’s or branch’s archives. Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of paper in your custody. Concerned that your branch’s history will be lost. For legal reasons, you need to know what you are required by law to keep.
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Are you new to the game?
Or, are you a seasoned veteran?
Mary Church Terrell
Where do you start?
Aim for historical significance!
Correspondence (and emails) of a significant nature
Aim for Informational value!
Old forms, receipts, requests orders
Notes, telephone messages, post its
State/National Records (with exceptions)
Storage and Handling
“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”
Successful Branch Archives Projects
Harrisburg (PA) Branch
AAUW Archives Task Force with Marion Talbot
(from left to right)
Jacqueline D’ Alessio (NJ, FL)
Ann Terry (SC)
Dian Belanger (MD)
Jackie Littleton (TX)
Caroline Pickens (VA)
AAUW Archivist (not in photo) Suzanne Gould