Local History Committee


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.


We have submitted a proposal for a program for ALA Annual in San Francisco and will continue to finalize those details as the conference planning process goes forward.  
Developing a finding aid or other cataloging tool that will provide information on genealogy and local history books, oral and photo histories, and other similar materials which have been self-published by individuals or by small local or vanity publishers.  


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.