Archiving What’s Precious to You

February 8, 2021

Grandma’s wedding photo. Your third-grade report card. By preserving precious artifacts from your family collection, you are extending compassion and kinship to others in the past, present, and future. Learn the basics of document care and organization from Trinity Archivists Joe Lapinski and Marissa Maggs, who also host the popular video series, “Ask Trinity Archives.” Joe and Marissa will take questions, tell stories from Trinity’s history, and share visual examples from the Archives to illustrate historical records management concepts and best practices.

About the presenters:

Joe Lapinski is the Director of Archives & Records Management at Trinity Church Wall Street, where he leads the team responsible for collecting and maintaining artifacts from Trinity’s rich, 324-year history. As an experienced archivist, Joe has worked in corporate, cultural, and religious institutions. He has a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) focused in Archives Management from Simmons College, and received his B.A. in Sociology from Bridgewater State College.

Marissa Maggs is Assistant Archivist at Trinity Church Wall Street, where she provides reference services and processes incoming materials. Prior to Trinity, she worked in the archives of the New York Public Library, the third largest library system in the world behind the Library of Congress and the British Library. Marissa received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her B.S. degree in Marketing Communication from Emerson College.

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