Archivists hired by SBHS Board
The Society’s Board of Directors has engaged archival preservation specialists Tiffany Fisk-Watts and Beverly Hoover to inventory and preserve its collection of papers, photographs, records and artifacts currently in storage at the Wilbur Mansion.
After an initial assessment of this collection by Fisk-Watts and Hoover, the Board determined that it was in the best interests of the SBHS to catalogue and store the items in the proper archival methods to preserve them before any further deterioration takes place.
Once this inventory is completed the Board will consider ways in which these important historical items might be made available for research and possibly placed in exhibits so that many can share in the history that they represent. In addition, protocols for accepting future donations will be developed so that the Society‘s collection may properly accept future items of historical interest.
The project is costing your Historical Society $4,000 to $5,000. If any friends of the SBHS would be interested in helping to underwrite some of these costs, your support would be greatly appreciated and is tax deductible. All donors will be recognized in a future issue of “Southern Exposure.”
Support for this important project may be forwarded to the Society’s address at SBHS, PO Box 5106, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Checks should be made payable to ‘SBHS’ and be designated for the ‘archival project’ on either your envelope or check.