EventsAsk an Archivist: Preserving Family History

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Ask an Archivist: Preserving Family History

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM


Learn tips for preserving your family history at home! Staff from the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature will share answers to some common questions about how to keep family letters, photographs, scrapbooks, digital files, stories, and other material safe for years to come. There will be plenty of time for questions, so feel free to bring yours to the event or submit it in advance to

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This event takes place on Zoom. Register at least 24 hours before the event. Only one registration per household is needed. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

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(Photo Source: Timuel D. Black, Jr. Papers, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library)

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History and Genealogy

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