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Important local history still exists, yet remains undiscovered. Any home with old family photos might have rare pieces of the incomplete jigsaw puzzle of history! We welcome inspections of old media which may hold local history, and are happy to share what we know.
Nobody need part with precious family heirlooms! We welcome donations but may be just as happy for the opportunity to produce digital copies of privately loaned materials. We return loans often cleaned and conserved better than received, and the owner is provided with a digital copy of our efforts.
Lost history certainly exists as written materials, but there is also photography (including movie films) and sound recordings. These first analog witnesses of time were created over the 1800s and 1900s. Instead of just printing ink on paper, antique media relied on chemistry. All of our photographs, home movies, sound recordings, and other media eventually disintegrate with time. Home movies were first available in 1921, yet few home movies still exist that were made before 1950. The younger films will also age and crumble. Tell us if you think you have history to save!
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