March 2011 Family Archivist
12/22/2010
Tips and tricks for preserving scrapbooks
Ask the Archivist: Saving scrapbooks

Scrapbooks can be gold mines of genealogical information—but the variety of materials they hold can make them problematic to preserve. "Scrapbooks present a lot of preservation challenges, and there are very few solutions to them beyond the basics of storage, storage, storage,” says Margaret Burzynski-Bays, curator of manuscripts at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland http://www.wrhs.org. Here’s her advice for at-home archivists.