Many people and businesses have large collections of photos and other visual materials stored in attics, basements and maybe even garages. The question many have is “what do I do with these materials and how do I preserve them?”
Registration is underway for a hands-on workshop that will help participants learn how to protect and preserve photos, home movies, and other audiovisual materials. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 5, at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.
John Waggener of the UW American Heritage Center will teach the workshop, titled “Saving the Future: Photo and Audiovisual Identification and Protection.” The workshop will focus on various audiovisual formats including film, videotapes, reel-to-reel tapes, and CDs. Whether your photos are in a shoebox or on a hard drive, or your home movies are on 16mm film or avi files, the information presented in this workshop will help you to preserve and manage your records.
Waggener has been a faculty archivist with the American Heritage Center since 2001, where he works in the Reference Department assisting patrons. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and Geography and a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Wyoming.
This workshop is sponsored by the Wyoming State Historic Records Advisory Board, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, Western Wyoming Community College, and the Wyoming State Archives.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by October 1 and attendance will be limited to the first twenty registrants. For registration information, please contact Pat Newbern at the Wyoming State Archives at 307-777-8907.