Category Archives: Archives

Kingsport: Conserving the Sprankle Scrapbooks

Leroy Sprankle (1894-1972) was an important figure in the  City of Kingsport ‘s high school athletics and education history. The Archives of the City of Kingsport is fortunate to have a large collection of Sprankle’s scrapbooks, which include correspondence, photographs, clippings, and … Continue reading

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Archives: Love Letters

Love letters can tell us so much about a person’s life: what obstacles they faced, what made them happy, and what made them sad. They are a window to the past and can illuminate so much about an ancestor’s story … Continue reading

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Archives: Cultural Preservation

When visitors enter the Art Institute of Chicago from Michigan Avenue and ascend the Grand Staircase, they arrive in gallery 200; Architectural Fragments. According to AIC’s website, “Home to the first skyscraper . . . , Chicago has been the center of American … Continue reading

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Archives: Writing, an Archivist’s Tool

I have been asked why I decided to go into archives. My answer is that archival science provides me with an academic challenge while combining my love of art, genealogy, and writing. That’s right. Writing!

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Indexing: We’re All in this Together

Many archivists find admirable ways to serve their professional or local communities by offering their time on committees, at their local library or family history center, or speaking at workshops. One way I have decided to give back since graduating … Continue reading

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