Preservation and Identification of 20th Century Visual Materials Workshop

15 Jun 2015 1:08 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Presented by Florida Southern College and the Society of American Archivists

This two-day, hands-on workshop provides examples of photographic and motion picture materials of the 20th century, of enclosures and storage environments, as well as an understanding of the deterioration and duplication of these fragile archival materials. Learn about materials typically found in 20th century photo collections, including how to identify the various photographic types, how they deteriorate, and how to protect and store them. During the motion picture portion of the workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of the various types of motion picture including film and videotape, decay concerns, and how to work with film including splicing techniques, and preservation recommendations. Setting up (or upgrading) and managing a motion picture transfer will be discussed as well.

Upon completion of this workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the processes used to make 20th century photographs and motion picture materials;
  • Recognize various forms of deterioration in negatives, prints, transparencies, and analog and digital video formats;
  • Choose appropriate enclosures and housings; and
  • Store photo and motion picture collections using best practices.

Who should attend?  

Archivists, curators, librarians, and others responsible for photographic and motion picture collections owned by archives of all types (public, private, university, government, religious), libraries, galleries, and historical societies. This workshop is an introduction to these types of archival materials and their preservation, so participants do not need extensive experience or knowledge. 

Plus, TBLC will pay half of the registration fee for any library in the TBLC service region - yes, half!

Please contact Vicki Frost to register at the discounted rate: or 813.622.8252 ext. 224

Date & Time

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, July 22nd and 23rd, 2015
From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The McKay Archives Center
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801


John R. Waggener
Audio-Visual Archivist, American Heritage Center 
University of Wyoming

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