Another busy school year is in the rear view! Special Collections and Archives has two seniors graduating who have been great colleagues to us – congratulations, Dalton and Justin!

All of the students who work with collections have contributed to making our materials more accessible, whether helping write finding aids with detailed collection inventories or digitizing items to put online in our Digital Collections. We appreciate their work in helping make Special Collections ever more accessible and well-described. Their work listing collections and drafting finding aids is very helpful to me, as well as to Processing and Reference Assistant Finley Turner and Processing Archivist Ashelee Gerald Hill.

Our work combined, we were able to publish fifty-six collections finding aids across the past school year, including the following manuscript collections:

And a number finding aids for University record collections were published this school year, including the following:

Also, though Leslie Wakeford, the Law Library’s Metadata Services Librarian and Archivist lead the processing of the Mark Rabil Collection of Darryl Hunt and Hunt Trials Materials (SLMS1), I provided assistance in getting their inventories into our content management system – the aptly named ArchivesSpace – and onto the web. That collection is in the Law Library’s care but shares a finding aid repository with SCA materials.

In addition to the newly processed collections, an additional 100 collections’ finding aids were also updated this year.