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The Conversation: How To Properly Preserve Your Treasures

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We are coming off of National Preservation Week and wanted to highlight some of the best practices when it comes to protecting, preserving or restoring our family treasures.

To digitize, or not to digitize? Got paper, pictures or video tapes?


You might not know where to turn. We brought together people with expertise to help guide you in the right direction.

Joining us on today's show were:

  1. Kealakekua Dance Aoki Executive Director for the Kona Historical Society

If you're looking for different resources to preserve your tresures, here are some helpful links: 

Archival supplies to care for family collections

   Hollinger-Metal Edge

Gaylord Archival

Great Resources:

Library of Congress – Preservation Collections care

National Archives – How to preserve Family Archives

National Heritage Responders


Reach out to UH Manoa's Preservation Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, at





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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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