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Now that you’ve “liked” us, make sure that you’re seeing our posts. Visit the HERA Atlanta page and click on the Liked button. You’ll see a drop-down menu as shown below.



Select “Posts in News Feed” and you’ll see a pop-up screen. Here is where you can choose your settings for how you view HERA’s posts.

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The “Default” view is the standard setting that lets you view HERA’s posts as they post them, meaning chronologically. The “See First” option places HERA’s posts at the top of your News Feed, meaning they will appear first when you log-in to Facebook. The “Unfollow” option means you never see posts from HERA, meaning don’t choose that one!

Please check your settings for the HERA page and make sure you’re seeing its posts! And if you haven’t “liked” us, please go do so!

Angelique M. Richardson, CA
Archivist, Archdiocese of Atlanta

Seeking Donations Of Materials Found In Archives Or Collections For Disaster Salvage Exercise


  • Hand-written pages [old love letters?], notecards [old holiday/birthday cards]
  • Large folded objects, like maps
  • Used spiral bound notebooks, written in
  • 3-ring binders containing lots of material, including items in plastic sleeves
  • Receipts, ledger or accounting pages
  • Telegrams, Faxes, especially if on thermo paper
  • Printed color digital images


  • Black & white, color, photographs of all sizes, in any condition
  • Negatives
  • Film [NO slides, though, I have hundreds already]

A/V media:

  • Cassette tapes
  • Videotapes
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Phonograph records

Textiles:  [Nothing big, like pants, please!]

  • Old clothing items, preferably w/ label safety-pinned on saying “X-famous person’s: onesie, socks or gloves (a single is fine), handkerchief, bandana, scarf, beret, sweater, shirt ….” Be creative.
  • Cloth napkins or placemats, needlepoints, knit items, scraps of blankets or fabric….

Metal objects:

  • Keys, old jewelry, broken toys, model cars, trucks, … Nothing sharp or big please!

Plastic objects:

  • Old or broken toys, sunglasses, picnic utensils, if it’s weird put a tag on it with it’s cultural or historic value, “Bozo the Clown’s shoe horn)

Organic materials: 

  • Wood objects
  • Feathered things — hat, boa, cat toy
  • Basketry — small baskets, especially if torn, straw hat,
  • Leather, especially if old/hard (yard gloves, wallets, etc.)
  • Misc., furry things, etc.
  • Artwork – drawings and paintings in any media, especially watercolor, also little painted objects

Note: NO Books, magazines, glass or fragile ceramic should be included, nor anything that could break resulting in sharp edges.

Thank you for donating your (clean) trash to the important cause of training of those that work with historic and cultural materials learn the fundamentals of Disaster Salvage and Recovery.

Please contact me for working out details of getting the materials.

Ann Frellsen, Collections Conservator
Emory University