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Interest: Genealogy & Local History

Ypsi Stories Episode 14: Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti’s 100 years

Published: December 2, 2021

Episode 14 of Ypsi Stories.

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One Year of Ypsi Stories

Published: November 24, 2021

It has officially been one year since the first episode of the Ypsi Stories podcast.

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Ypsi Stories Episode 13: Milling Around the River – Industrialisation Comes to Ypsilanti

Published: November 5, 2021

Episode 13 of Ypsi Stories.

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Ypsi Stories Episode 12: Highland Cemetery – Place of Peace & Rest

Published: October 28, 2021

Episode 12 of Ypsi Stories.

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Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal

A list of over 1,000 digitally-accessible newspaper collections across Michigan.

Ypsi Stories Episode 11: The Union Comes to Town – A Labor History of Willow Run

Published: September 1, 2021

Episode 11 of Ypsi Stories.

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Ypsi Stories Episode 10: From Here To There By Land And Water

Published: August 4, 2021

Episode 10 of Ypsi Stories.

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Ypsi Stories Episode 7: Ypsilanti’s Water Street Sculpture Garden

Published: May 5, 2021

Episode 7 of Ypsi Stories.

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Photograph of Charles Pattison
Ypsi Stories Episode 6: The Information Age before the Information Age

Published: April 6, 2021

Episode 6 of Ypsi Stories.

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Save Your Stuff and Pass It On!

Published: April 1, 2021

If you have heirlooms, photographs, LP records, books, textiles and other good stuff that you’ve wanted to save and preserve, Preservation Week 2021 is meant for you.  The American Library Association highlights the importance of preservation of personal and shared collections by designating a week in April each year to bring awareness to saving our legacy.  Check out these resources, book lists, and local events to learn more.

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Preservation: Save Your Stuff and Pass It On!

Here are guides to taking care of items worth preserving. An ounce of preservation : a guide to the care of papers and photographs This book is a comprehensive guide to the environmental conditions that damage documents and photographs, and the appropriate preventative measures. There are also instructions to clean and repair items, locating and working with a conservator and arrange document and photograph collections. Find in catalog How to archive family photos : a step-by-step guide to organize and share your photos digitally A practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family …

Ypsi Stories Episode 5: Ypsilanti’s Palm Leaf Club

Published: March 3, 2021

Episode 5 of Ypsi Stories.

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Scrapbook storytelling : save family stories and memories with photos, journaling and your own creativity

A guide to scrapbooking and journaling collects tips and techniques for preserving memories, photographs, and family stories.

Preserving Your Family Photographs

Taylor outlines in straightforward steps how to save your family photographs by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use everyday. You’ll learn how to Identify the types of damage already done to the photos in your collection, take care of all your photos so that damage is a thing of the past, select a conservator to repair damaged photos and preserve your digital images.

New ideas for crafting heritage albums

This book showcases the many new archival products that have been developed and illuminates new trends in scrapbooking. Readers will also discover new ideas for preserving and presenting more family heirlooms and relics than ever before, including:  cassette and video tapes, using a scanner to restore faded or damaged photographic images, and an entire chapter on saving family recipes.

How to archive family photos : a step-by-step guide to organize and share your photos digitally

A practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos. In this book, you’ll find:  Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space; Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints; Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos.

Memory gifts : preserving your treasured past in special ways

Scrapbooks may be the most obvious way to corral treasured photographs, but many other items also lend themselves to memory crafting. In Memory Gifts: Preserving Your Treasured Past in Special Ways, Marie Browning offers an assortment of ideas for utilizing photos in home accessories and a few wearables.

An ounce of preservation : a guide to the care of papers and photographs

This book is a comprehensive guide to the environmental conditions that damage documents and photographs, and the appropriate preventative measures. There are also instructions to clean and repair items, locating and working with a conservator and arrange document and photograph collections.