The Unofficial Family Archivist:
A Guide for Creating and Maintaining Family Papers, Photographs, and Memorabilia
The Unofficial Family Archivist references interesting online sources to inform you about archives and to help you care for your family's personal papers. Below is a list of links to sources found in the book to give you easy access to information. Sources appear in this list in the order they appear in the book. (This list currently does not include references in the bibliography that are not found earlier in the book.)
Chapter One - Your Story
Life in Context Workshop by Melissa Mannon and Sue West
Diane Whitney, Am I Jewish?, Washington Post, August 30, 2010.
Melissa Mannon, Archives and Community, ArchivesInfo newsletter, Sept. 27, 2010.
Melissa Mannon, The Citizen Archivist, Bedford Bulletin, July 1, 2010
Chapter 2 - Identifying Archives
Melissa Mannon, Why Value Archives? ArchivesInfo newsletter, 2010.
Sue West, The Tales and the Evidence, Organizing for the Next Chapter of Your Life- working through emotional issues to save the objects and stories that are most important to you.
Melissa Mannon, A Collection and Its Donor, ArchivesInfo newsletter, December 2009.
Chapter 3 - Organizing Archives
Carlisle Indian School Archive, ca. 1910," Antiques Roadshow, aired May 23, 2011.
Chapter 4 - Describing Information
Chapter 5 - Preserving Personal Papers
The American Institute for Conservation, Washington, D.C.
John Van Bogart, Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling: A Guide for Libraries and Archives, National Media Laboratory, June 1995,
Essential Records for Families: What You Need to Know before You Evacuate, Georgia State Archives
The Fungal Kingdom: Diverse and Essential Roles in Earth's Ecosystem, American Academy of Microbiology June 2008
Emergency Drying Procedures for Water-Damaged Collections, Library of Congress Preservation
Chapter 6 - Ideas for Recording Unrecorded History
Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack, Write Your Own Food Biography: My Life in Ten Dishes,
Skittlesplace - Barb openly writes about her life struggles.
Oral History Techniques: How to Organize and Conduct Oral History Interviews, The Center for the Study of History and Memory at Indiana University, Bloomington
Linda Norris, How Do You Put People in the Picture of Local History? 2 Smart Ideas, The Uncataloged Museum, November, 2010
Chapter 7 - Electronic Information
Image File Format Standards: TIFF, JPEG, and PDF. Different Formats for Different Jobs, AIIM, January/February 2006
Erica Swallow, 7 Ways to Handle Digital Life After Death, Mashable.
Greeting Cards and eCards in the United States 2010, Research and Markets, February 2010.
Chapter 8 - Planning for the Future
Melissa Mannon, Don't Know (Or Care) Much about History, ArchivesInfo blog, October 2010.
A Guide to Donating Your Personal or Family Papers to a Repository, The Society of American Archivists.
Rebecca West Papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archive. University of Tulsa.
Rebecca West Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Karen E. Brown and Beth Lindblom Patkus, Collections Security: Planning and Prevention for Libraries and Archives, Northeast Document Conservation Center Preservation.
Joan Venocchi, Release RFK's Records, Boston Globe, Jan. 30, 2011,
IRS Publication 561 - regarding donations of property; specifically, the section on "Qualified Appraisal: Excluded Individuals,"
David Walden, Stretching the Dollar: Monetary Appraisal of Manuscripts, Archivaria, Number 11 (Winter 1980-81)
Collections Mentioned in Book
MacKaye Family Collection - Shirley Historical Society