Tag Archives: Church History Library

Genealogy: Illustrated Diaries

Wouldn’t it be great if the diary of an ancestor you were reading was illustrated? If the diary had photographs, maps, documents, and drawings inside, you could almost imagine you were in another country or era right alongside him! Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Women’s History

For this post I was inspired by two things, Women’s History Month and a blog post by archivist Melissa Mannon. I asked myself, what have I done lately to remember the histories of the women in my line who have gone … Continue reading

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Kingsport & Capstone: Archives and Identity

Here’s an update on the Spoden Collection and my Capstone and defense. I have completed the entries for thirty boxes in the Box and Folder Inventory section of the Finding Aid. That means there are thirty-nine left. The bigger, fuller … Continue reading

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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 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 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 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 3: Conservation Lab

Today had a lot of variety in it. I first wanted to show you a different view of the CHL and Archives. If you look at the picture below, I park to the right just, outside of the frame, in a … Continue reading

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