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Genealogy in the Woods 2005
Genealogical and Family History Retreat
Sky Ranch at Cave Springs -
Same Great Venue!
October 21, 22, 23, 2005

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Jeanne Gaunce, speaking at Genealogy in the Woods, 2005. Jeanne Gaunce, MLIS, CA  
Archivist/Reference Librarian , Cameron University
Lawton, Oklahoma

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Jeanne holds a Master's degree in Journalism and a Master of Library Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She is a Certified Archivist and currently is on the faculty as the University Archivist/Reference Librarian at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Her experience includes projects for the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Colorado Historical Society including the Oklahoma City Bombing Project which was a joint collection between the two historical societies documenting the bombing and trials. She has also worked for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (formerly the Cowboy Hall of Fame) as Archivist.

Her interest in Scrapbooks comes from her experience working with historical documents. She wants to make the average scrapbook enthusiast aware of the potential damaging products on the market and how to properly take care of the many documents, photographs, and other family memorabilia which make up family collections.

Jeanne has conducted several presentations and workshops about the importance of properly preserving family memorabilia.

She is a member of the Society of Southwest Archivists, the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Oklahoma Conservation Congress, and the Oklahoma Museums Association.

Jeanne Gaunce, MLIS, CA, during the Scrapbook vs. Archival presentation Saturday.

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Scrapbooks vs. Archival Preservation:  
“the Rest of the Story”  

Scrapbooking is one of the fastest growing hobbies among American women.  Scrapbooking is the presentation of family photographs and memorabilia to create a story.  But what can you do with the other photographs and documents that comprise your family history collections?  Where and how should they be stored?  Are the scrapbooking products really “archivally-safe”?  How do you know the difference between scrapbooking “archival” materials and professional “archival” products? What are the standards? Who set up the standards?  Who cares? 

The preservation of family documents and photographs are just as important as the scrapbooks so many people are creating.  Scrapbookers and family historians need to be made aware of the critical distinction between Scrapbooking and Archival Preservation.  Both are important aspects of saving and preserving family treasures.  However, the proper preservation and storage techniques, information, and products used by professionals in libraries, museums, and archives needs to be shared with others to insure that important family treasures which tell “the rest of the story” of our family histories will be saved for future generations.   

Jeanne will also have a limited amount of supporting materials for sale after her lecture.

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