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From Beanies to Gravestones: Collecting Artifacts in the Archives: Home

Presented at the Society of American Archivists Conference Chicago, IL - September 1, 2007



Artifacts present unique challenges to archivists who must collect and store a wide variety of artifacts that arrive with new collections. While most archives do not actively collect artifacts, those that arrive must be given proper handling as a responsibility to the historical record and the donor. Carefully selected examples can be used in support of historical documents by researchers and in exhibits.


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Bethany Fiechter
Archives and Special Collections
Julian Science and Mathematics Center
2 East Hanna Street
Room 111
Greencastle, IN 46135