September 18, 2017 – “Resuming Intern Protocols, Procedures, and Activities”

Welcome back, everyone!

The normal fall schedule resumes today and that includes my internship. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the staff at UCF Library’s Special Collections and University Archives still had to do some cleaning and resetting everything so normal finctions could resume. This means helping take down the tarps as well as recovering the boxes I was working with two weeks prior to the hurricane. Plus, I was given a reading assignment regarding how corporate archives can benefit archivists. However, that is jumping ahead, so it is best to start in chronoligical order.

The first order of business after logging in was retrieving the parts in the O’Shaughnessy Collection I was working with prior to Hurricane Irma. After fetching a cart with the help of Ms. Rubin, I headed back down to the first floor and picked the boxes off the shelves. Of course this meant moving the tarp to get to them, but it was not a hassle. More on the tarps later. After returining to the fifth floor, I resumed watching the Sunshine Network recording that Mike O’Shaughnessy had of the UCF vs. Maine game from 1994.

The point in the footage I left off was post game and was in the middle of thirty minutes of commercials. Luckily, Ms. Rubin pulled me away enough for me to help to take the rest of the tarps down. Five of us returned to the first floor and begn removing the smaller tarps first. While one was a bit troublesome, the smaller tarps were not a challenge to fold up. The remaining two very large tarps, on the other hand, was a different story.

These massive tarps had to be dragged out of the room to lay it flat and took all five of us to fold them each. After the cumbersome task was completed, we took them upstairs again to deposit them. I  returned to watching the footge after placing one of the folded large tarps away.

After the ads were finished, the Sunshine Network’s Public Affairs Hour started. In the footage left, interviews with two treasurer candidates as well as gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher were the features from the 1994 Florida gubernatorial election. Hurricane Andrew was still being talked about and the candidates were asked questions in regards to it. How timely it was as Hurricane Irma occurred just a week ago. Finally, the footage ended nearly four hours in its entirety.

After watching a hilghlight reel of the 1998 UCF Football Season that included a tribute to Duante Culpepper as he graduated that year, Ms Rubin handed me three articles in regard to Pan Am World Airways and the relationship to University of Miami’s Special collections by Sarah Block ( and the creation of the Abrams Banning Grant Award as a result of this relationship has benefitted archivists with work ( After reading these, I returned to my work.

Though I did not finishing watch it, I began watching the September 25, 1999 game between UCF and the University of Georgia Bulldogs that is infamously known as “Burglary Between the Hedges.” I will have to explain later, but I did not get that far into the game as I stopped at halftime and before the third quarter. It will be my first thing I finish tomorrow.

Well, that is it for today. I will post again tomorrow. Until then, take care and stay safe!Bye!

Author: 57r3l574d

I am currently a Graduate Student at the University of Central Florida and simultaneously employed by the university library's Special Collections and University Archives as a Other Personnel Service (OPS) Student. Expected to graduate in 2019 with a History MA - Public History Track.

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