Report: “A Grim Task: Preserving Mementos from the Florida Shooting”
From the Associated Press:
Now it’s time to collect, archive and preserve the mementos that honor the 17 students and faculty who were killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The grim assignment falls to Parkland city historian Jeff Schwartz, who has already heard from people associated with other mass shootings, telling him to collect the items with “some degree of speed.”
“Objects could fade, get corroded, bug infested. And we want to be able to preserve all this,” said Schwartz, president of Parkland Historical Society.
After these tragic events, archivists face the task of documenting mementos by cleaning, photographing and storing them for future display.
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