Giving Voice to History through Hands-on Archival Outreach

Feb 20, 2014

Records and materials that are deemed to have permanent historical value are assessed, curated, and preserved by archivists at historical societies, museums, libraries, and academic and public institutions.

But historic documents and materials aren’t static items sitting on a shelf or behind display glass; these primary sources can bring history to life.  Joyce Garczynski of the Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University provides an example of how hands-on engagement with archived materials can give voice to history.