Tag: archival preservation

Kennedy Family Collection Nitrate Negatives: A Centennial Digitization Initiative

  by Nicola Mantzaris, Photographic Metadata Cataloger As part of the Centennial Digitization Initiative to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, archivists have begun a large-scale project to preserve and make accessible nitrate photographic negatives from the Kennedy Family Collection. With generous grant funding from the Fund II Foundation, the project…

Serendipity in the Archives: Making Connections between Collections

  by Laura Kintz, Graduate Student Intern (UMass Boston) As a digitization intern at the Kennedy Library, I am lucky enough to work with the White House Photographs collection, scanning and cataloging photos. Through this work, I have learned so much about President John F. Kennedy’s daily activities, the ins and outs of the White…

“Archiving Your Peace Corps History”: A Presentation at the 2013 Peace Corps Connect Conference

  by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist I was pleased to participate in the Peace Corps Connect conference held in Boston on June 28-29. This event was the second annual gathering of the National Peace Corps Association. Because President Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, the Kennedy Library has several archival collections pertaining to…

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We’re Closing our Stacks (not entirely)*

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist Below is the culprit.  (Actually, that’s being unfair to our fire suppression system [fire sprinklers to most of the world].  We have no complaints about it, and no intention of getting rid of it; we simply want to give it a little help and updating. Not that there aren’t…