How can I preserve and share my grandmother's final writings?
December 9, 2005 11:00 AM Subscribe
Help me preserve and share my grandmother's final writings.
posted by aebaxter to writing & language (9 answers total)
Before she died, my grandmother started to write down in an old Mead composition book everything she could remember about her genealogical history and her life . She only wrote about 20 pages before she passed away, but I would like to preserve these pages for as long as possible. The notebook was old anyway (the pages are already starting to yellow) and she just used a ballpoint pen - no archival ink or anything like that. I would like to hear suggestions on the best way to preserve these pages (should I tear them out of the notebook? leave the notebook intact? lock it in a vault somewhere?) as well as suggestions for the best way to share this treasure with my mother. Should I type it up, scan in the pages, or create a website? Do something with the original pages?