Meet the Staff Feature: Keri Hallford

Name:  Keri HallfordTitle:  Collections ArchivistSpecialties: Preservation of paper, books, and leather; oversize paper media (maps, posters, architectural records, etc.); specialty housing and display construction for archival collections How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? Eight years ago, I was finishing work on an Alabama State Historic Records Advisory Board … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Keri Hallford

Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

 If you have ever stepped into your records room and caught the unmistakable scent of mildew or opened a drawer to find a fuzzy film growing there, you know the stress this can cause. You might feel that all hope is lost, but thankfully, you can often salvage moldy documents. A quick, informed response will … Continue reading Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records