Wednesday, July 09, 2008

From the Director

One of the most important jobs of the museum staff is to inventory and accession the photo collection. Many of the photos that we have were collected over the years, and we have little information about the people and places in the photos, the date, the photographer and the donor. This is a dilemma as without that information we cannot assume possession of the copyright of the photos. On Tuesdays we have been carefully going through the photos, giving each one a number, placing it in an archival binder, and documenting as much information as we have. Sometimes it takes looking at the photo through a lens to discern minute information. Bev Reed and Peggy Rossi are experts now in this process using our PastPerfect software. If other volunteers are interested in identifying information in photos, please contact us.