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Our mission is simple — to help you capture, preserve, organize and enjoy your family's most valuable memories using archival best practices, methodologies equipment and supplies, employed by FA Logo professional archivists and museum experts from around the world.

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Record your organization's
accomplishments in a formal archive

Capture & Preserve Your Organization's Heritage

The YMCA, Volunteers of America, The Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, the Rotary Club, Make A Wish, the United Way, major churches and synagogues. All of these organizations have one thing in common – a professional archive documenting thousands of members, decades of events, ceremonies and initiations. Most of them photographed, listed, awarded and recognized, fully organized and accessible for future generations.

If your organization doesn't have an archival program and needs help starting one, turn to familyarchives.com. The exact same techniques used to store personal documents, photographs and memorabilia, which are covered on this site, can be used to create and safeguard your organization's archive.

At familyarchives.com, we provide the highest quality preservation tips and techniques to safeguard and leverage your organization's heritage. We offer access to the same quality materials used by major organizations around the world in an easy-to-use, do-it-yourself format at a fraction of what it would cost to hire a full-time staff or to outsource the development of your organization's archive to a third-party firm. Need more help? Our network of experienced archivists can build your archive and run it for you at your facility or ours. Contact us for more information on how we can best serve you.

In addition to the materials, methodologies and expert advice necessary to build your organization's archive, we provide access to the tools to create detailed oral histories. Our oral history section provides a storehouse of questions that you can tailor to your organization. We also include a step-by-step process on how to properly record and interview your subjects. It's time to capture these stories before they disappear with the passage of time.

Your organization has been an integral part of a community. Its members created, contributed and participated in a history of unique events and social activities that were critical to growing and evolving the organization and its surrounding community. Shouldn't you begin the journey of collecting, preserving and maintaining these special memories before they deteriorate and are lost forever? It’s a process that doesn't have to be difficult, expensive or time-consuming. Use familyarchives.com to get started today.



ITEMS TYPICALLY FOUND
IN AN ORGANIZATION'S ARCHIVE:


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Categories Include:

  • Administrative, Financial & Legal Records
  • Marketing, PR & Fundraising Materials
  • CEO/Executive Files
  • Photo Files
  • Film & Video
  • Digital Files
  • Early History Files
  • Other Artifacts
  • Personnel/HR Records
  • Community Involvement
  • Member/Donor Records

Formats Include:

  • Documents
  • Photographs
  • Film & Video
  • Digital Files
  • Artifacts & Memorabilia
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