Workshop Announcement

Thought to be Frederick Russell
Thought to be Frederick Russell “Russell” DeVault and great-granddaughter, Martha Fain Butcher.

Family Treasures: The Care and Preservation of Family Papers

Every family has its own story, a story passed down from generation to generation through family letters, diaries, deeds, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and books.   The Archives of Appalachia will present a workshop on the care and preservation of family papers on Saturday, October 11, 1:00-3:00. This workshop, held in the Archives of Appalachia on the 4th floor of ETSU’s Sherrod Library, will focus on simple methods for handling, preserving, and storing family papers.  Participants are encouraged to bring one personal item, such as a document or photograph, for preservation advice.

Held in conjunction with the exhibit The DeVault Tavern, on view at the Reece Museum, this workshop will include a sampling DeVault family papers.  These papers exemplify the historical significance of family papers and the role families play in their care and preservation.

Registration is first-come, first-serve and is limited to 18.  For more information or to register, contact Laura Smith at or 423-439-6990.


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