Ancestry Interred

washington park cemetery at sunset

by Andrea Glazer Above photo by Andrea Glazer, 2022. Communities are built on cultural touchstones like churches and common meeting places, parks and schools for children to learn and play, and cemeteries to lay ancestors to rest and revere their legacies. We’ve talked in the past about the importance of cemetery records to cultural heritage. […]

Is the Internet Forever? (Not Always!)

There’s a popular argument to think twice before you share on social media, because what is shared cannot be taken back.  Once online, it is online forever. While that is more of a precaution than a hard and fast rule, it is often something we believe. But if you’ve ever read something and then tried […]

Remembering the Suffragettes: Turning Your Online Collection Into a Narrative

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, libraries and museums are showcasing the historical artifacts of the century-long movement. Looking at these collections, it’s easy to see how the stories we learned in school can leave out some of the most interesting bits of […]

A Partnership in Conservation

Noah Smutz

Digitization is not done in a vacuum. Many items are too damaged or fragile to undergo digitization without conservation.” —Noah Smutz, NS Conservation Around a year ago Anderson Archival had the pleasure of discovering Noah Smutz of NS Conservation. In searching for a physical conservation solution, we learned about the work Smutz does right here […]

Visit Your Collection – From Home?

The global response to COVID-19 has included mass closures, urging the public to stay at home and “shelter in place.” These conditions are not exactly conducive to visiting collections of art, books, or historical documents. Unfortunately, that means the majority of research, study, and reference has come to a stuttering halt. Unless, of course, the […]

Quotables: Q&A: Mark Anderson on how organizations can preserve their historical documents

Co-founder of Anderson Archival Mark Anderson recently interviewed with Karen Dybis of Corp! Magazine. All organizations, whether they are families, nonprofit groups, or businesses, have documents that are important in telling their story. These historically valuable papers should be preserved—but what are the best ways to do it?… “Every business has a story to tell,” […]

Firefighters Save Historic Documents Amid Museum Fire

Karpeles Manuscript Library

A St. Louis museum was compromised by a fire this week, but thankfully most of the collection had been digitized! Late Tuesday night, March 26, 2019, a four-alarm fire broke out in the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in South St. Louis. As a St. Louis-based company dedicated to digitally archiving historic documents, this almost-tragedy hit […]

Search Results: 0 – The Unseen Cost of Inaccurate Data and Sub-Par Solutions

Anderson Archival is pleased to have presented at Digital Preservation 2018 (#digipres18) in Las Vegas in October! The conference, with a theme on the future of digital preservation was hosted by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) and the Digital Library Foundation (DLF). At the conference we highlighted what archivists should consider when creating or updating a digital collection, when not […]