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This interactive event will provide an enjoyable opportunity to view various examples of historical scrapbooks from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and to engage in the craft of making one. Using examples of scrapbooks from the collection, Lisette Matano, Manuscripts Archivist and Karen O’Connell, Preservation Unit Head will speak briefly on the history and nature of keeping, making, and preserving scrapbooks. Attendees will learn about the connections between material and social history and today’s technology for example, from alba amicorum to Instagram.
The Library is delighted that Ambassador Selwa Roosevelt, the Chief of Protocol of the United States (1982 – 1989), will speak about her own scrapbooks at the beginning of the event.
Guests will be able to enjoy refreshments and follow in the footsteps of the authors of the Library’s historic scrapbooks to make their very own in a guided workshop in the Maker Hub! Reserve your space in this special workshop today!