1. Welcome to We Are History Keepers!
The University of Washington Libraries and the Ethnic Heritage Council teamed up in 2016 to create We Are History Keepers! We designed History Keepers to be an ongoing series of workshops on archiving the cultural and historical records of ethnic communities and families in the Pacific Northwest. The free, day-long workshops are hosted in communities around the Puget Sound in collaboration with local ethnic and historical associations. Workshop sessions are led by archivists and information specialists from the University of Washington Libraries and other organizations who teach best practices and help build skills related to preserving historical records.
We are grateful for the financial support of 4 Culture and other local organizations who help host workshops and connect us with people and groups who are interested in learning and sharing ways to preserve cultural history.
The workshop is intended to support your continued work as history keepers. We are available to support your work, hear your ideas, answer questions, help you find resources, champion your events, your celebrations, and your fund-raising efforts, and even help you find repositories for your collections.
Please visit our website wearehistorykeepers.wordpress.com/ to learn more about the program and find more resources. Sign up for updates on the website, so you will get an email when we announce new workshops or post news stories.
Thanks for joining us in preserving history!
With best wishes,
Anne, Crystal, and Rosanne
Anne Jenner, Pacific Northwest Curator, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Rodgers, Labor Archivist for Processing, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, email@example.com
Rosanne Gostovich Royer, President, Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, firstname.lastname@example.org