Local History Committee


Purpose

The Committee offers an opportunity to discuss issues and concerns related to the management of local history services and collections. Activities include writing guidelines that address services, collections, and preservation of local history materials. Programs sponsored by the Committee include newspaper indexing, house histories, and the care of photography collections.

Objectives

Work on the creation of a database to track and provide awareness of self-published or small press published genealogies and local histories

Roster

Those interested in volunteering for this committee should complete a committee volunteer form.

Published Guidelines:

The Guidelines for Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of Local History and Local Genealogical Materials (1992) has been sunsetted. Consult resources listed at the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services of the American Library Association (ALCTS) Preservation & Reformatting Section Web page.