University of Arizona

Certain collections will be inaccessible from March 20-May 5 as we improve our shelving. Contact us to plan a research visit.

Community Digitization Day

To register in advance call 520-626-8332.

Bring your family’s materials related to Tucson and the surrounding borderlands areas from 1900-1970, and we will scan them for you. Each participant will retain their originals and receive a copy of their digitized materials on a USB drive. Printed materials such as letters, certificates, brochures from clubs and organizations, and church programs are types of materials rich in historical information. Photographs are also valuable pieces of historical record. Each participant can bring up to 10 items, with a maximum size of 14 x 16 Inches.

University of Arizona Libraries’ Katheryne B. Willock Director of Special Collections, Steve Hussman, will offer remarks about the responsibility archives have to care for our historical record. Jae Gutierrez, Arther J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator of the Center for Creative Photography will offer workshops throughout the day on how to preserve photographs. You will receive samples of preservation materials and directions on how to properly care for historical artifacts.

You can also contribute to the public record of our community by giving University Libraries permission to share the scans of your original materials in an online archive.

This event is free and open to the public.

Supported by the Southwestern Foundation.

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Para inscribirse llame al 520-626-8332

Venga con documentos suyos que tengan que ver con Tucson y la región fronteriza de México y Estados Unidos de los años 1900-1970. Nosotros se los digitalizaremos. Cada participante retiene sus documentos originales y recibirá una copia de ellos en una unidad USB. Los documentos tales como correspondencia, certificados, folletos de clubs y organizaciones o boletines de su iglesia, así como las fotografías, cuentan como materiales importantes con información histórica. Cada participante puede traer hasta 10 artículos (documentos o fotografías), con un tamaño máximo de 14 x 16 pulgadas.

Steve Hussman, Katheryne B. Willock Director, director de Colecciones Especiales, dará una bienvenida y hablara sobre la responsabilidad que tienen los archivistas en cuidar del récord histórico. Jae Gutierrez, Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator del Center for Creative Photography, conservadora experta de fotografía, ofrecerá talleres sobre cómo cuidar de sus fotografías en casa.

Como participante podrá además contribuir al record público de nuestra comunidad si le otorga permiso a la Universidad de Arizona de compartir copias digitales en un archivo digital.

Este evento es abierto a todo el público y gratuito.

Con el apoyo del Southwestern Foundation

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