Photograph Collections: A Capital Idea!

By Amanda Ross on October 6, 2008

On September 17, 2008, FHS’s own Technical Archivist Eben Lehman participated in a news conference sponsored by the Alabama Forest Owners’ Association, Inc.  The AFOA advocates for owners of Alabama forestland and strives to keep members informed on matters related to forest ownership.

As part of his segment, Eben highlighted the riches of the Forest History Society’s Photo Archives, including efforts to digitize over 25,000 historic photographs focused on forestry and the natural environment. Images are continually added to a publicly-accessible online database.  Additionally, Eben provided suggestions for documenting and organizing personal photo collections.

Capital Ideas – Interview with Eben Lehman of the Forest History Society (4min 23sec)

In this podcast, Eben referred to the following resources:

I do hope you enjoy this excellent introduction to our historic images, as well as hints to managing personal photograph collections.

If you would like to suggest further podcast topics, please comment below or contact us by phone or email.

The original podcast, in its entirety, is available through the AFOA site.

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