Photography in Collections, A Conversation on the Commons

Oral history collections often include more than recordings of oral history interviews. When you open boxes and look into hard drives, you might find various documents, including photographs.  Or, you might plan an oral history project that includes photographs.

In an upcoming Conversation on the Commons, panelists Martha Mahard (Simmons University) and Ron Polito (UMass Boston) will take us through the process of dating, identifying, and then preserving photographs in collections.

What are the best practices for handling, cataloging, and preserving photographs? What clues can we see in photographs to help us fill in the blanks about their settings and subjects? How can we facilitate digital access to these materials? Join Mass History Alliance for this Conversation on December 8 from 12-1:30pm

Registration is free. REGISTER HERE!

We will do our best to monitor your questions and comments during the conversation. A recording will be publicly available in the Conversations on the Commons Archive. This Conversation will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

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Written by Judith