Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections

Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections

by Lois Hamill

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Overview

Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections by Lois Hamill

For volunteers or staff at small organizations, collections management can be a daunting task. Archives for the Lay Person is a guidebook for people who care for historical records, photographs, and collections but do not have the appropriate professional training. Lois Hamill provides practical, step-by-step guidance for managing all facets of archival collections, from acquisition, arrangement, and description to storage and security. The book also offers advice on how to utilize PastPerfect software for collections database management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759119727
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2013
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lois Hamill is university archivist and an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University. She has previously worked with local historical society, church, and government records.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 Basic Definitions and Concepts
Chapter 2 Acquiring New Materials
Chapter 3 Organizing the Collection
Chapter 4 Describing the Collection
Chapter 5 Photographs: Handling, Identifying, Arranging and Describing
Chapter 6 Photographs: Management and Use
Chapter 7 Reference/Researchers
Chapter 8 Security
Chapter 9 Exhibits
Chapter 10 Your Storage Environment
Chapter 11 Other Types of Materials
Chapter 12 Outside Specialists
Chapter 13 Additional Manpower
Chapter 14 Disaster Preparedness
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

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