Archives of Appalachia

A Unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies & Services at East Tennessee State University

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 smithle1@etsu.edu or 423-439-6990.

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About Laura Smith

I'm the Education & Outreach Archivist for the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University. Please contact me if you have any questions about the collections or visiting the Archives.

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