Friday, December 6, 2013

Last Week

This was my final week at the Loyola University Archives. I finished setting up my files into a series. I then created a series on Aviators. This involved putting the files into alphabetical order, labeling each folder with the contents, the date range, and its place in each box. In order to make a finding aid for the series I entered the information into the computer. The Dorr E. Felt Collection is an ongoing project so there was already a biographical sketch. I then created a scope and content, the series description, and named important subjects in the collection. It felt great to see a bit of the finished product!

Here is Series 1 - Aviators that I completed this week

Here is a close up of the boxes. You can see that each one is labeled with the collection - Dorr E. Felt Collection Aviation and the date range of the series - 1924-1930. At the bottom it tells you which box it is so that the collection remains in the correct order. This enables the archivist to find the information for researchers in a quick and efficient manner (it also makes their lives easier!).
Here is the finding aid for the collection I was working on - it feels great to see all my work put on paper for researchers to utilize.
This has been a great experience. Not only was I able to learn about archiving, but more importantly - I got great advice about the field, school choices, and career options. 

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