Care of Local History Collections

View the videos and slides below, presented by Milwaukee Public Library Archivists Cassandra Lapworth and Robert Jaeger. These cover the basics. Topics range from curating a local history collection in a public library to the care and preservation of various formats. Problems access or viewing the items? Contact Laurie (

Scroll further down for information on how you can attend the followup webinar on November 17, 2022.

Curating A Local History Collection 

Presentation Slides

Recording Length: 26:51 minutes


Media & Oral Histories 

Presentation Slides

Recording Length: 4:22 minutes


Presentation Slides

Recording Length: 5:27 minutes



Presentation Slides

Recording Length: 9:08 minutes


Ephemera & Oversized Materials

Presentation Slides

Recording Length: 12:05 minutes


Paper & Print Materials

Presentation Slides

Recording Length: 12:06 minutes

Follow Up Webinar Opportunity

Care of Local History Materials Follow-up Webinar

Thursday, November 17, 2022
9:00 -10:00 am
Register HERE 


MPL Archivists Recording Content 2022

View the above recordings and slides. Then register and attend the follow-up webinar with Milwaukee Public Library Archivists Cassandra (Casey) Lapworth and Robert (Bob) Jaeger as they go through questions and expand on what was covered in the recordings. They’ll also show you their local history spaces and show some problems they have encountered. 


Do you have questions about other aspects of local history collections? Did the presenters cover a topic you would like to know more about? You can include questions for the presenters when you register. After registering you will receive a link for the live webinar session. Be sure to add the information to your calendar.