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October is American Archives Month. In recognition, the Library’s Special Collections Division is presenting three programs about archival collections and services in our community and how you can care for historic materials in your own home Saturday, October 1, from 10:30 am-3 pm at Main Library.

The day will begin with “Know Your Archives: What Summit County’s Archives Can Do for You and What You Can Do for Archives” from 10:30-noon, featuring panelists from the Special Collections Division, the Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio, and both the University of Akron’s Archival Services and the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP).

From 12:45-1:45, ASCPL Librarian Rebecca Larson-Troyer will present “Discover the Heritage of Summit County with Summit Memory.” She will demonstrate how to use Summit Memory, the countywide digital collections website administered by the Library, and discuss and how organizations can become partners in the project.

Finally, from 2-3 pm, Rhonda Rinehart, Manager, Special Collections, CCHP will address “Preservation and Organization of Documents, Photographs, and Other Archival Materials,” discussing the dos and don’ts of handling and storing the materials you come across in your research and where to turn for help.

An exposition room will be open throughout the day where visitors can stop in to learn more about these and other archival facilities in Summit County. All programs are free and open to the public.

To register for any session, contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..