Personal Archives Show and Tell

Memory Mysteries Solved! – Personal Archives Show and Tell

Calling all sleuths! Do you have a personal detective story you would like to share? Whether you’ve discovered family papers in the attic, returned a lost artifact to its owner, or constructed your family tree, there are many ways to investigate and preserve human memories. Join us to share a scrapbook, photographs, letter, or other artifact from your personal or family archives, and what it means to you. In this guided session, archivists Jeanie Pai and Tomasz Gubernat will share their own stories of discovery, as well as offer tips and tricks for how to preserve your collections at home. Listeners also welcome!​

Details and registration:

Presented by: Tomasz Gubernat is an audiovisual archivist and documentary filmmaker working within the Archives of Medgar Evers College. Jeanie Pai is an artist and a programming coordinator for an event company that runs educational games in museums and historic cities. Gubernat and Pai are recent graduates of the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.

Sponsored by: Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library; Queens College Office of Alumni Relations; Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials​; Queens College Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists.

For more information: Contact Queens College Special Collections and Archives at

Special thanks: This two-part series is made possible by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and is an initiative of the new Queens College Library Memory Lab.


Mar 23 2021


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm