Many of us cling to old letters, photographs, and other things that belonged to our parents, grandparents, and farther back if we're blessed. But trying to keep it safe at home is increasingly getting harder.
Meanwhile, an archive can take proper care of your treasure and with all the digitization going on, can display it online for everyone to see. That's a good thing in these days of genealogy when people are searching for bits and pieces of their family history.
See my Inkwell post for more info. Thanks going out to Melissa Matt at the Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives for her contributions.