Finding Aids for Historical Collections- May 23, 2018

The Committee for the Preservation of Local History presents:
Finding Aids for Historical Collections
With Sharon Pullen, Archivist for the Suffolk County Historic Document Library

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sachem Public Library 
150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 631-588-5024


Finding aids are the key to locating archival and other primary source materials.  A finding aid for a specific collection offers a detailed description of the collection’s provenance, scope and content, and how it is finally organized.   This workshop will review the components of a finding aid and offer examples to help you create a template for your current and future collections.  As a tool for yourself and researchers, a finding aid informs those seeking specific information in a collection.  It saves time while informing the public of its existence.  

Who should attend: 
Anyone seeking to promote the historical/informational value of their institution’s special collections.  This workshop requires some knowledge of arranging and describing archival materials.  
To register, go to the LILRC event calendar at  

Please direct any questions to Nicole Menchise at 631-675-1570 x204 or email: