Metal Paper Clips, Rubber Bands and Tape, OH MY!

Metal Paper Clips, Rubber Bands and Tape, OH MY!


by Melissa Barker

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Metal Paper Clips, Rubber Bands and Tape, OH MY!


Learn from an archivist how to handle records, photographs and ephemera that have metal paper clips, rubber bands, tape and other fasteners attached to them. Get archival tips and methods on how to safely remove these destructive items from your records.


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Presenter: Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a professional genealogist lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled “A Genealogist in the Archives”. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. In 2016, she started a bi-weekly advice column entitled “The Archive Lady” that can be viewed at Abundant Genealogy. She has been researching her own family history for the past 28 years.

Melissa Barker