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APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Poems and Exclusivity

Are there poems from your childhood or young adulthood that are embedded in your memory? Have you looked back and reflected on the small moments in life that have had a profound effect on you? If so, you are in for a treat with this week’s blog postings. Pam Pacelli Cooper of Verissima...

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Where Will All the Stories Go? Part 2

Recently at a networking meeting, a woman mentioned that an album created for a deceased loved one was put into the casket—for safe keeping. That was a new one for me.    Before printing, before virtual communication, stories were kept alive orally. Across cultures, storytellers...

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Where Will All the Stories Go?

When I was considering this post, I recalled an article with the same title that I had clipped many years ago. The article, from the March 2015 issue of Parabola, was a conversation between writer P.L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Laurens van der Post, who, from the 1940s through...

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Preserving Old Black Paper Photo Albums

As a Certified Archives Manager, I get a lot of questions about the best way to preserve old family items. Recently, Steven from Florida posted a question on my blog about what to do with an old family photo album, one of those black paper photo albums that probably we all have in our...

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Did Harry Burton Capture the Oldest Life Story on Record?

A man you’ve most likely never heard of helped capture a story of one of the world’s most famous men and helped another man win world-wide acclaim.  Archaeologist Howard Carter made headline news around the world when he uncovered the legendary tomb of King Tutankhamun...

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