Interest: Genealogy & Local History
Published: May 5, 2021
Episode 7 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: April 6, 2021
Episode 6 of Ypsi Stories.
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.
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 …
Published: March 3, 2021
Episode 5 of Ypsi Stories.
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.
Restoration and photographic copying; the techniques of copying and restoring old and damaged photographs.
Learn about the conservation and restoration of old 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preservation Week 2021 The American Library Association established Preservation Week to connect communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do to preserve personal and shared collections. April 25-May 1 focuses on the ways to explore the many facets of preservation through YDL, in the community, and in the wider world. Saving Your Stuff gives tips to help you start preserving all sorts of items from film to LP records to paper. Ask Donia, a preservation specialist, your preservation questions! Preservation for Families offers ideas to get the whole family involved. Using Oral History to Tell Your …
Published: December 22, 2020
The virtual tour and accompanying activities for the NEH For All the World to See exhibit are ready to explore!
Published: November 4, 2020
Hear Chapter 1 of Look Both Ways!
Published: October 13, 2020
As we celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment which provides the right to vote to women, YDL has partnered with the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County to host genealogist Katherine S. Willson. Willson highlighted some of the Michiganders involved in the movement and how she found documents and photographs in her research. View the recent Zoom session “And There I Take My Stand” here and access the accompanying handout to learn more.
Published by the Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan History offers readers an inspiring array of articles about Michigan’s diverse history.
Published: October 8, 2019
Ready to go on an adventure? Get a chance to explore historical Ypsilanti on the Family Read scavenger hunt! Collect all 6 tokens to win a special prize.
Published: February 8, 2019
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Charles Kettles was an Army veteran from Ypsilanti who passed away on January 21, 2019 at the age of 89. Mr. Kettles was a helicopter pilot in the Army during the Vietnam War. In 1967, he led a series of daring rescue missions in his helicopter after American troops were ambushed in South Vietnam. He ultimately saved the lives of over 40 people. For these heroic acts, Mr. Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2016. In 2006, Mr. Kettles recorded an oral history interview with Bill Vollano as part of the Veterans History Project through …