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Resources for Collections Development Basics | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Resources for Collections Development Basics

Recommended additional resources for attendees of the 2020 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference @Home

Resources for Collections Development Basics | Wisconsin Historical Society

Collection Development Basics: How to Responsibly Build a Historical Archive

A session at the 2020 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference @Home

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board

Simone Munson, Collection Development Coordinator, Wisconsin Historical Society

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. So the saying goes, but how do historical institutions decide which collections to take? What are the factors to consider when donors offer an archival collection? During this session, we will cover the basics of identifying a collection scope, audience, preservation needs, legal rights and restrictions, and other considerations when acquiring an archival collection.

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