Preservation Week at Laupus Health Sciences Library

Contributed by Layne Carpenter

Laupus Health Sciences Library at ECU offered a series of demonstrations during the week of April 16th to celebrate Preservation Week.  Members of the library’s History Collections department set-up a table near the main entrance of the library and spoke with visitors about preserving cultural heritage.

Preservation Week at ECU

Preservation Week at ECU

Each day featured a different theme, including book preservation, photographs and digital file preservation, artifacts and archives, and packing and storing family heirlooms.  A number of faculty, staff, students, and community members dropped by to learn more about how to store and preserve their own family relics.

Some visitors brought in their own relics for the department to view and offer preservation advice.  Items included ledgers, scrapbooks, a doll, photographs, Civil War era letters, and a pipe.  History Collections hopes to offer these sessions again in the future and enjoyed working with the campus and Pitt County community.

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