‘Caring for Family Treasures’
The Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its quarterly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the History Branch and Archives of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, 833 N. Ocoee St. at 2:30 p.m..
The Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its quarterly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the History Branch and Archives of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, 833 N. Ocoee St. at 2:30 p.m.
Speaker Carol Roberts will be presenting on “Caring for Family Treasures.” Robertsl is the conservation manager in Preservation Services of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
As a conservator for TSLA, her responsibilities include physical care and preservation of the state’s historic governmental documents, maps, books, photographs and many other types of media. She also actively participates in outreach programs, presentations and consultation projects throughout the state to educate others in preservation of archival and library materials and disaster preparedness.
Roberts is a graduate of David Lipscomb University and Middle Tennessee State University. She has worked as an archivist and preservationist since 1985. She is a contributor to the Tennessee Archivists Newsletter, the Encyclopedia of Appalachia and other scholarly publications as well as a team instructor for Jackson State Community College’s genealogy and library research programs. She is an expert in disaster recovery, including floods, fire and tornadoes.
“We are frequently approached about how to best care for great grandmother’s photograph, the family Bible, the letters I received when my husband was in service, the quilt handed down for generations and other family heirlooms. While we do have resources here to help guide the home archivist, Carol is an expert and can answer questions specific to a situation. The materials we archive here are just as unique as what you have at home and deserve the same level of care. Carol can help!” said Margot Still, Cleveland Bradley County History Branch and Archives.
An update on the forthcoming Fort Hill Cemetery tour will be given as well and light refreshments will be served.
Parking is free and overflow parking is available adjacent to the History Branch.
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