Archival collections should be cataloged and preserved for future generations to enjoy. Our methodology includes acquisition, description, research, exhibition, and preservation utilizing a formal nomenclature. We implement the standards set by the Society of American Archivists such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Conservation is our priority when organizing and arranging collections. We can inventory and prioritize your collections. Our digitization procedures ensure accessibility for the future. Our lexicon is based on A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology by Richard Pearce-Moses. We manage archives according to best practices established by Society of American Archivists and the Society of California Archivists. We maintain active membership and maintain our training by attending conferences, viewing webinars, and attending workshops.
We offer installation, system management, and training of your archival system. We handle the collection arrangement and help you develop archive policy. Your organization’s board will receive a report with collection’s data and a legacy plan. You can enroll in our Google Classroom for a plethora of resources and hands-on training. Reference our extensive list of resources and historic & research sites to see which organizations we recommend.
Here are some of our recent community projects:
- Balboa Island Museum Archive with PastPerfect
- Laguna Woods History Center Community Project with Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)
- Del Mar Historical Society Community Project in partnership with Del Mar TV Foundation
- Moulton Family Foundation Archive with Omeka with Dublin Core schema and DACS standards
We utilize software to standardize this process. Some of the systems we have installed and managed are PastPerfect, Omeka, and ArchivesSpace. Our fees include hands-on training with these systems. 70 Degrees evaluates your current and ongoing needs when recommending a system. We can help you create finding aids and submit your collections to online databases such as the Online Archive of California. Our metadata will help future researchers locate your archive and find unique materials. Having worked with small to mid-sized organizations, we provide consultation services. Read Caio Graco Valle Cobério’s, “The Importance of Corporate Archives to Economic and Business History: A Case Study,” made available from the Society of American Archivists for inspiration. We make storage suggestions and can create a list of recommended supplies to maintain the collections. We recommend that you review Gaylord Archival’s Guide to Collections Care. The Los Angeles Archivists Collective has created an archive zine for your reference.
Jennifer oversaw the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society’s physical and digitally accessible archive database in PastPerfect. She utilized these materials in rotating exhibitions. This local history collection was managed by a team of university interns. Jennifer & Cindy provide archive consulting services to the Laguna Woods History Center. They specialize in digital creation and management of data. 70 Degrees instituted a digital repository for The Moulton Company. We specialize in preserving corporate history’s and born-digital media such as emails, digital photography, and websites. Jennifer and Cindy are Archivists for the Moulton Family Foundation. We maintain and manage this growing Orange County collection that focuses on this pioneer family; Lewis Fenno Moulton and Nellie Gail Moulton owned and operated Rancho Niguel. It became the Moulton Ranch which included nearly 22,000 acres. View Eddie Grijalva’s story in the small town of El Toro and experience on the Moulton Ranch.
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