On baby clothes and making memories

Writing this has made me think how important it is to preserve objects – or at least the memory of objects – in family history. I’ve been cataloging the photos and letters my mum gave me, but had neglected the box of “stuff” I’d kept as remembrance tokens of/for the boy-child. I emptied the box yesterday and sorted the contents. Now I just need to get some acid-free tissue to store the little clothes in, write a finding aid, pack it all back up again …. better add it to the list!

5 thoughts on “On baby clothes and making memories

  1. I still haven’t properly archived the stuff my mum gave me a few months ago (not to mention all the boy-childs “bits” – embarrassing considering that I’m an archivist by training!

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