Are you the keeper of your family papers? Do you know how to properly care for them, so they can be passed down through future generations? Jim Baggett, archivist for the City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library, will teach us everything we need to know. Bring any letters, photos, etc. that you'd like to share.
There are many basic and inexpensive things you can do to ensure that
your family letters, scrapbooks, and photographs are preserved for the future. Learn the fundamentals of home archiving at a free presentation on Monday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Moon Lake Community Library.
Topics covered include:
Librarian Jim Baggett is the archivist for the Birmingham Public Libraries and the City of Birmingham. He and his family live part-time at their home on Little River near Mentone. Jim is the author of two books about Alabama history: Alabama Illustrated—Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers and Historic Photos of Birmingham. This winter, he will present a program about the 1918 influenza outbreak in Alabama, which has a Mentone connection.