This spring, Art-i-facts looks at preservation of diaries, journals, and letters—the personal papers that shed light on family history and on broader historical events. Journals of Adventure explores a number of journals and letters, written by 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century adventurers, that have made the trek from the field to the archive and (more recently) to CCAHA for conservation. Next, Shaping American Judaism, Letter by Letter discusses treatment of the letters of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, the intellectual founder of Reconstructionism and an influential shaper of American Judaism in the 20th century. Bringing Family History Back to Life through Digitization explains how CCAHA's digital imaging studio can help restore damaged family documents or create copies of a favorite treasure so that every family member can have one.
Plus, Senior Book Conservator Jungohk (Theresa) Cho talks about her unique path to book conservation in Questions for Theresa, and High Watermarks lists some favorite books and websites related to preserving collections of personal documents.
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