Preservation Resources Highlighted

In 2007, the Beaufort County Library was awarded a Connecting to Collections Core Collections Bookshelf. We store the Bookshelf on behalf of the Beaufort County Historical Resources Consortium, an informal association of cultural heritage organizations here. 

Some items from the Bookshelf grace the BDC display case this month. We choose to include the Connecting to Collections Report to the Nation;Caring for Your Family Treasures; Preservation Management for Libraries, Archives and Museums among others. You can read more about individual reference books within the Core Collections bibliography in theUser's Guide

Something on the list strike your fancy? 

If so, please feel free to drop by. You are welcomed to come into the BDC Research Room and learn more about how to preserve various types of family treasures by reviewing references in the BookshelfLike other BDC materials, you just can't take them home with you.  

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.