Anderson Archival’s Shana Scott Commits to ARMA

The board of St. Louis's chapter of ARMA featuring co-chair of programming, Shana Scott

Shana Scott (second to left) with the ARMA STL board By Team Lead Marcia Spicer We are proud to announce that Shana Scott, Archives Technician at Anderson Archival, has been appointed the Co-Director of Programming for the St. Louis Chapter of ARMA International (Association of Records Managers and Administrators)! This significant accomplishment highlights Shana’s dedication […]

Discover the Magic of Large-Format Document Digitization and Enhance Your Collection

Blueprints need to be captured on a large-format scanner

By Junior Digital Archivist Alyssa Voss Ever wondered how to digitize those larger-than-life documents in your collection? Whether it’s oversized newspapers, record books, or even maps and blueprints, we’ve got you covered! At Anderson Archival, we’re here to guide you through the process and ensure that your valuable items are preserved with the utmost care, […]

Experience Stories Worth Celebrating

By Operations Manager Marcia Spicer Regardless of the audience, every museum, historical society, or specialized library knows they have a story worth telling. That’s why they’ve taken countless hours, dollars, and coordinated effort to form. In collections, we often see decades of dedication and work spearheaded by a single individual or a small group who […]

Get Ready for Preservation Month

By Junior Digital Archivist Alyssa Voss On May 6th, 1973, the first National Preservation Week began. Established by the National Trust of Historic Places, the week was meant to promote heritage tourism and showcase the social and economic benefits of historic preservation on the local, state, and national levels. Donald Sheehan, the member who pitched […]

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 […]