1 Reply Latest reply on May 27, 2020 10:40 AM by History Hub Administrator

    Records at work: Is this a job for an archivist or a preservationist?

    Taylor Dixon Newbie

      My current company has a TON of historical documentation ranging from the 1930s to present day. It used to handle construction for aircraft during the 1930s and served as an AFB during WWII. I just started working here and was asked to go through old photographs and scan them so that they can be digitized. I have a bachelors in History and I am very familiar with archival records and the proper handling of photographs, but I have realized that quite a lot of these important historical items are being mishandled and are both not stored or preserved properly. My question is, is this a job for an archivist or someone a bit more qualified in preservation?