Author Archives: Toni Vanden Bos

About Toni Vanden Bos

I manage preservation efforts in our department, which includes implementing our preservation plan, monitoring environment, assessing collection conditions, improving housing, and developing and implementing the electronic records program with the Archivist for Digital Initiatives and Outreach. I also catalog our manuscript collections, and manage the gift books and journals. Additionally, I arrange and describe collections, provide reference assistance, create exhibits, give presentations, and assist with special events as needed.

Happy Preservation Week!

It is Preservation Week, 2017, and we hope you will celebrate with us by taking a step to preserve your own family history at home.  Every project starts with a first step, and one step in particular can have a … Continue reading






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The Giant Balloon

With all the technological advancements in aviation, a colorful balloon in the sky still captures our attention.  Last month, Special Collections and Archives purchased a 154 year old rare title published in London in 1863.  This early text compiled by … Continue reading






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May Day! Saving Our Archives

On May 1st each year the archives community pledges to do an activity aimed at preparing for emergency situations.  In the past few decades, natural and man-made disasters have become increasingly common features in the news.  These disasters threaten lives, … Continue reading






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