Register now for our Free Virtual Workshop on Preserving the Historical and Cultural Record of Our Ethnic Communities
Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm (PST) on Zoom!
Join any or all sessions of the daylong workshop.
Morning sessions 9:30 to 12:15
Presented by University of Washington archivists and librarians.
Researching Family and Local History Using Archives and Special Collections
Archives and special collections preserve and provide access to resources that lend context and first hand perspectives on family and community histories. This session will help you dig deeper into these unique collections by providing a basic overview of the types of resources found in these repositories, how to find relevant archival collections using a finding aid, and how to best prepare for your research visit. This session is geared towards you who are brand new to this type of research or anyone looking for a refresher.
Managing Family Papers and Photographs
A personal or family archives will preserve your story for future generations. This session will focus on handling and managing items that you have collected. We willl discuss the optimal environment for your papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and other items that document your history. We’ll also dig into the essentials of organizing, storing, and sharing your collections, including preparing to pass items to others in your family or preparing to donate items to a repository.
Managing and Preserving Digital Files: Audio/Visual Outsourcing and Digital Preservation
How should you preserve your film, VHS, and audio cassette recordings? This session will provide guidance around creating digital versions of your analog sources and then preserving the digital files. First, we’ll focus on audiovisual materials, such as film, video and audio tapes, providing example workflows for working with vendors to successfully complete outsourced digitization projects. Then, we’ll cover some principles and practices of digital preservation and how to ensure that digitized and born digital files are effectively maintained into the future.
Afternoon sessions 1:00 – 4:00
Presented by members of the Greater Kent community with a special focus on the First Peoples of Kent.
From Writing to Publishing Your Local History (1:00 – 2:15)
Astrida R. Blukis Onat: Documenting Washington State’s Sauk-Suiattle People
Jason Appelgate: Self-printing photographs and family stories
Leif Christensen: Crossbow Publishing: printing historical records
Preserving the Legacy of the First Peoples of Kent (2:30 to 4:00)
Mike Evans, Native American Elder and Historian
Emilio Miguel Torres, Torres Productions LLC
The Online We Are History Keepers workshop
is hosted by
Ethnic Heritage Council
University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
We Are History Keepers
is supported in part by
4Culture and City of Seattle Arts & Culture
The workshop is free
and open to the public.