Library workshops help preserve family history, create scrapbooks

Library workshops help preserve family history, create scrapbooks
October 17, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Are you interested in preserving your family history? Want to ensure that important documents like marriage licenses, photographs and other paper items are properly stored for reference and research by future generations? The Benedictine University Library’s “Friends of the Library” program is offering two, two-hour workshops on Saturday, November 17 that are designed to help families preserve their valuable documents and irreplaceable photographs. “Preserving Your Family History” from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. is designed to instruct students in the best methods for storage, housing, climate control and use of a family’s archival materials. The workshop will be conducted by Benn Joseph, special collections librarian at Benedictine, and Nathalie Wheaton, archivist at Rush University Medical Center Archives. “Scrapbooking 101” from 1:00-3:00 p.m., conducted by veteran scrapbooker and rubber-stamper Ellen Struck, is a workshop for beginners. A pair of scissors, a 12-inch ruler and your imagination are all that are required for this workshop, which will provide students with lots of ideas and some do’s and don’ts of scrapbooking. The cost of each session is $25, or $40 for both. Registration deadline is November 9. Visit www.ben.edu/library/news or call (630) 829-6050 for more information.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.