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Handwritten Letters

Written by Adair Watters on July 15th 2019.

According to Cable Neuhaus writing for the Saturday Evening Post, July/August 2019, "It's becoming a thing again to write letters and drop them into a physical mailbox". I hope so.

A client and I recently worked on conserving hundreds of handwritten letters that she and family members had writte… read more

Folded Up Like a Worn Road Map!

Written on August 23rd 2018.

Folded letters and documents - everyone has them. We fold paper a lot, usually to make it fit in a smaller container like an envelope. Rolling is another way to handle paper, for shipping perhaps. Unlike plastic, for example, paper is easy to fold and it stays folded. And the longer it stays folded,… read more

All Those Photographs!

Written on March 20th 2018.

All those Photographs!

One topic that comes up consistently with my clients when discussing the archiving of their historical documents and photos is how to handle the thousands of printed photographs that they have amassed. Remember that my clients tend to have lots of prints and most are color.… read more

Organization Tips

Written on May 16th 2017.

Organizing Your Collection

The thought of having to go through a box or boxes of stuff to see what is there and having to organize it may be what keeps most folks from even opening their family records to see what is inside.

Organizing your records gives them a permanent structure that makes t… read more

Interesting Things in those Boxes

Written on March 28th 2017.

You find interesting things in those boxes you’ve been shuffling around for years.

This is a V-Mail to my father from his father dated March 28, 1943. My father was an NROTC student in New Orleans and my grandfather was on active duty in New Zealand.

Think about it. They couldn’t simply pick u… read more

Our First Full Year

Written on December 30th 2016.

An interesting year 2016 to say the least: The presidential election. Russia. Brexit. The Olympics. Terrorism. Syria and especially Aleppo. Deflategate. Chicago Cubs. Castro. Standing Rock. The Supreme Court. Zika. Mother Nature. Turkey. Police. Flint. Wells Fargo. EpiPen. Hmmm, what did I leave out… read more

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