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Archives Presentation by Keith Betten at Riverton Free Library, Thurs., Sept. 22, 7 pm

September 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Historical Society of Riverton collections

Keith Betten will give a presentation on the Archives Committee’s ongoing effort to organize and catalog the Society’s documents and images at RFL on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 pm.

Carlos Rogers’ $5,500 donation to the Society in June 2019 financed the project. The purchase of shelving and archival-quality storage materials, such as non-acidic boxes, folders, and sleeves, allowed us to store the collection according to archival standards and best practices. A Finding Aid, or directory, helps locate everything.

Mr. Betten, a retired Deputy Executive Director of NJ State Archives, chairs the committee that includes Patricia Smith Solin, Pat Brunker, and Iris Gaughan. The team painstakingly sorted, cataloged, and stored hundreds of items in our collection.

Keith plans to use the Society’s “Images” collection to describe the organization scheme for each of the various “Record Groups” and explain how we may locate and access them with the help of the Finding Aid that he will provide attendees.

The aim is for the Finding Aids for the various Record Groups and Subgroups to be made available via the Society’s website (rivertonhistory.com) so that researchers can find selected records online.

Free admission to members and the public. Light refreshments will be served.


September 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Historical Society of Riverton
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The Riverton Free Library
306 Main Street
Riverton, NJ 08077 United States
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(856) 829-2476
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