Hello Neighbors —
The Rainier Valley Historical Society is about to tackle its paper archives — inventorying, sorting, and rehousing boxes of records from local churches, schools, and community organizations. Want to help?
The Washington State Historical Society is offering a FREE training, "Basics of Archives," on February 13th and 14th in Seattle. (It's a one-day training, offered twice.) This is a good introduction to archival practice, very useful for anyone who plans to work with our paper collections. For more info, or to register, contact Mark Vessey at 360-586-0219 or mvessey AT wshs.wa.gov. Registration deadline is Feb 6.
If you are interested in volunteering but can't make the training, no worries — we are happy to train you ourselves. We are still looking for folks who want to help catalog historic photographs too. Please contact the RVHS at 206-723-1663 or rvhsoffice AT aol.com.
We're also looking for new off-site storage — the space Jean VelDyke has so generously donated for over a decade is no longer available. We need a clean, dry, secure room, 500 sf or so, preferably close to our office on Ferdinand. Any ideas?
Cheers and Thanks,