Category Archives: Collections Processing

Day 24: Description and Collection Care

Weird title for a last day. It should have been “Tiny bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of Reference.” But, alas, there were just a lot of loose ends to tie and a whole lot … Continue reading

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Day 23: Description and Reference

Interesting title up there, right? It means I have completed the finding aid for the Brown Family Papers! Today, Jay Burton, whom you’ve seen in a picture of the weekly Intake and Cataloging process, looked over my Box and Folder Inventory … Continue reading

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Day 22:Description

I’ve decided that finding aids really aren’t that photogenic. However, an interesting art piece has been developing above my desk over the last two days. These are all the sticky notes that I’ve removed from the archival boxes as I … Continue reading

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Day 21: Description

I finished writing the biography on the Brown family after we all helped with Monday’s intake cataloging. I am pretty pleased with how it came out. When someone has lived as long as Hugh B. lived and has accomplished as … Continue reading

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Day 20: Collections Processing

Well, my Archival Diet is over. I finished processing the collection, today. It ended up being 24 boxes and 2 oversized folders. To mark the amazing milestone, I had my friend take my picture out in front of the CHL.

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Day 19: Collections Processing

A very surprising day at the Church History Library. This whole “Archival Diet” approach really seems to be working. I finished the Miscellaneous Papers series first thing this morning and got right into the Photograph series.

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Day 18: Collections Processing

That’s 18 out of 24. Yikes, and sad. Double sad. But, I worked hard and processed about 4 boxes, today. Here’s a visual progress report. Fifteen boxes processed, so far! This is like being on an archival diet. If I … Continue reading

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Day 17: Collections Processing

I have started processing the Miscellaneous Papers series. It is trickier than I thought because the order is unclear. I find it helps to sort the materials into piles on my work counter as each box or pouch I open defines the … Continue reading

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Day 16: Collections Processing

Today was a most unusual day in the archives. I experienced two lasts and one first! I took the last bit of ephemera from the Miscellaneous Papers series to the paper conservator and now she can finish making the neat … Continue reading

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Day 15: Collections Processing

Do you know how many times I have had locks of hair and rose petals fall into my lap, this week, while processing the Correspondence Series? I’ve lost count.

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