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Field Trip: BYU Book Conservation Lab

Have you ever wondered how a large academic library keeps the most frequently used books in its collection in good condition? Who takes care of the rare volumes? I got to find out when the head conservator of the Harold … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Spotlight on Nancy

While searching the Kingsport Archives collections recently for artifacts for an upcoming exhibit, I had reason to search KCMC 309; the Nancy Necessary Pridemore Collection. Everyday since, I have found an excuse to plunk myself onto the floor in front … Continue reading

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Field Trip: The Archives of Appalachia

Recently, Laura Smith, the Education and Outreach Archivist for the Archives of Appalachia in Johnson City, gave me a wonderful tour of the facility. Located on the 4th floor of the Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University, the archives … 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┬ásort the┬ámaterials into piles on my work counter as each box or pouch I open defines the … Continue reading

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Day 5: Conservation Lab

Another beautiful day in Salt Lake City. Human interest tidbit: Donnie Osmond is a DJ on a Utah station. Who knew? Today, I got right back to my clamshell box project. I proved to be too independent, too soon and … Continue reading

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Day 4: Conservation Lab

My week with the CHL conservators is quickly coming to a close and I am sad. I am so impressed by people who are natural mentors and truly enjoy it. Katie, Russ, and Chris are so great. Everyone that comes … Continue reading

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Day 2: Conservation Lab

This morning was mostly spent in meetings. We started off with an employee devotional. I’ll just say I was surprised with how well the conservators sing! I worked on setting up an employee e-mail account and my future work station … Continue reading

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Day 1: Orientation and Conservation Lab

Today, I spent three of my first four hours in orientation with my boss, Archives Collections manager Brandon Metcalf, and with Church History Department trainer James Findlay. Name badge: check. Parking: check. Forms: signed. Picture: taken. Videos: watched, etc. With … Continue reading

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