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.... read more

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.... read more

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,... read more

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... read more

What Is Your Family Origin Story?

“Where did you grow up?” That’s a common question in New England, where I live. The expectation, at least in my town, is that you likely grew up here, or in a nearby town. I’ve grown to anticipate the surprise on the person’s face when I... read more
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