Preserving Your Historical Records

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This class covers the basics of proper care and storage of archives and manuscript collections.

Topics include:

  • an overview of deterioration causes
  • selection of folders, boxes, and other housing materials
  • processing of archives
  • providing storage for oversized materials, maps, and photographs
  • proper handling and exhibition practices
  • basic paper repair techniques
  • development of holdings maintenance policies, guidelines, and practices

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify major causes of deterioration of archival records
  • Assess your institution's storage conditions
  • Identify appropriate storage materials
  • Design storage procedures for their archival records

Target Audience: 
Suitable for anyone with responsibilities for caring for archival records


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 

  • Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements: 
Live Online System Requirements

Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Carmen Cowick -

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours:  2

As an IACET Authorized Provider, Amigos offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.



May 26, 2015

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 130.00
Amigos Member Learning Passport Holder - 4 Learning Passport Hours $ 0.00
Amigos Member Learning Passport Holder - 10% Discount $ 148.50
Amigos Member Learning Passport Holder - 15% Discount $ 140.25