#describing archives

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A Year(ish) at Home, Working on Collections

Hello from the collections side of SCA, where we work on appraising, organizing, and describing physical, digitized, and digital primary sources. A covid-19 collections plan is drastically different from a normal one, as you might imagine. During a normal school year, between four and eight students work on collections processing and description projects aimed at... Continue reading “A Year(ish) at Home, Working on Collections”

Behind the Scenes of Our Coronavirus Collection

Special Collections and Archives does not need to tell you about these “unprecedented times,” a phrase working overtime these days. But we want to share our efforts to capture what is happening during the pandemic, both collecting records of the University’s efforts and administration as well as snapshots of life outside the boundaries of campus.... Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of Our Coronavirus Collection”

Describing Sensitive Materials at SCA

We have talked about the complicated and sometimes contradictory histories that we find in the archives before, and we will again. I wanted to share today how the Special Collections staff and our descriptive practices continue to evolve as we work with artifacts of trauma and suffering. As purveyors of primary documents, the archives are... Continue reading “Describing Sensitive Materials at SCA”