Summer (Archival) Projects | Time to Preserve Your Life!*

 

 

Fixing Lawn Mower
Fixing the old-school push lawnmower – one of the rites of summer back in the day. Got some downtime this July / August? Spend it preserving great old family snapshots such as this one. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

Summer (Archival) Projects: Time to Preserve Your Life!*

( * – see below)

 

 

It’s officially SUMMER!!!

 

Woman in Weird Summer Outfit
Ummmm….

 

So, if it’s summer, it’s …

 

… time to pack up the car and hit the road!
(wear your seatbelt, see below)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Postcards: Family History
& Archival Care.”

 

 

 

… time to wear that fetching new bathing suit!
(these fashions are coming back, folks – OK maybe not)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Preserving Photo Albums.”

 

 

 

… time to go on vacation!
(searching for the Loch Ness Monster optional)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Dating Photographs and Media.”

 

 

 

… time for baseball!
(and strike out, like I always did)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Preserving Snapshots.”

 

 

 

… time for bike rides!
(old-school bike helmet from back in the day – always wear yours!)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Archival Definitions: Acid-Free / Buffered / Unbuffered” for more information on the safe storage of cyanotype images (like the “blue” print illustrated above). 

 

 

 

… time for watermelon!
(grandma told us not to eat the seeds or we’d grow watermelons out our ears, what a crock)

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Please click on the image for more information on archival Polyethylene Bags for safely storing postcards (and 19 other sizes!).

 

 

 

… time to goof around in the summer sun!
(yo, wear bug spray & sunscreen, see below)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Preserving Photo Albums.”

 

 

 

… time for the family reunion!
(and great-grandpa’s dreaded conga line)

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Please click on the image to see all of our “American Family Archives” series of illustrated blogs on archivally preserving everything in your family collection.

 

 

 

… time for summer weddings!
(and goofy hats – some real winners here, folks)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Preserving Wedding Dresses and Heirloom Fabrics.”

 

 

 

… time to play in the dirt with your toy trucks!
(eating dirt back then was fun too, just sayin‘)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Preserving Toys – Old and New.”

 

 

 

… time for little Mildred to FINALLY get a pony for her birthday!
(I never got a pony for MY birthday, probably a good thing, too)

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Don’t have the time to sort through and archivally preserve you family photographs?
Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on the “Association of Personal
Photo Organizers: Pros You Should Know.”

 

 

 

… time for sack races, scavenger hunts, egg tosses, gladiatorial combat!
(OK, maybe not that LAST one!)

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Got a torn, stained or water-damaged family artifact or collectible, like this print? Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Conservators:
Pros You Should Know.”

 

 

 

… time to save your life!
(ya don’t know what ya got ’til it’s gone, and there are some real treasures here, folks)

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Finding Family Artifacts.”

 

 

Whoa. Wait a minute. Did I just say “time to save your life”???

 

 

Bug Spray

 

 

Yeah, I’m not talking about wearing bug spray to prevent Lyme disease, or wearing sun screen to prevent future problems, or wearing your seatbelt (or bike helmet!) on the way to the beach / campsite / family reunion (but do ALL those things!!!).

 

 

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Summertime camping trip pix of the author and his family, c.1965. Please click on the image for more information on Archival Methods’ all-in-one 4 x 6 Archive 900 Kit for organizing and safely storing family snapshots – old and new.

 

 

Nope, I’m talking about saving those moments that MAKE UP your life: the snapshots, photo albums, postcards and family artifacts – past and present – that document all those happy summertime memories of both today and yesteryear.

 

 

So, when you’re NOT of camping someplace, when you’re NOT wearing a goofy swimsuit at the beach, when you’re NOT engaged in gladiatorial combat, spend some of the dog days of summer rummaging through your attic, your basement, your phone or your camera for your family photographs (and PRINT your favorite pix on your phone or in your camera – please click here to see our illustrated blog on why this is SO IMPORTANT!). Then place them in archival pages and binders, or mat and frame them, to create wonderful summertime memories to last a lifetime (and beyond!).

 

 

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Please click on the image to see our illustrated blog on “Preventing Regrets: Holidays and Your Family Archive.”

 

 

And BTW, folks, while we’re talkin’ about summertime memories, it’s NOT too early to start thinking about the holidays(!!!), and what you can create this summer might very well be THE most cherished and memorable holiday gift six months from now (see pix above).

Trust me on that one, folks!

 

 

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Please click on the image to go to Archival Methods’ illustrated blog homepage.

 

 

Need some helpful ideas on just WHERE to start?

Check out our more than 80 (count ’em – 80!) fully illustrated blogs to see how to do EVERYTHING to archivally preserve your summertime (and all year / all century!) memories.

You (and your whole family) will be glad you did!

 

 


 

 

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