VC/UHV Library features display on preserving important family history

Joe Dahlstrom

Area residents can learn more about protecting their family papers, photos and books through an exhibit on display this month at The Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library as part of the first national Preservation Week.

“Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations,” said Joe Dahlstrom, senior director of the VC/UHV Library. “We want to inspire people to preserve their personal, family and community collections and to raise awareness about the role libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions can play in providing good preservation information.”

National Preservation Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, started Sunday and will end on Saturday, although the VC/UHV exhibit will be up through the end of May. The exhibit features guidelines for protecting family collections and samples of supplies and tools used by librarians and archivists.

The exhibit is on the first floor of the VC/UHV Library, 2602 N. Ben Jordan. For more information, visit the American Library Association website at  or contact the VC/UHV Library at 361-570-4166.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler