June 6, 2018 – “In View of the Summit”

Hello, everyone!

Today was a long day and I apologize for the late entry. There is nothing to report of any upcoming events at the archives and the finding aid for the Howard W. Eves Audio Cassette Collection is not published, yet. That is a shame as today marked the fourteenth anniversary of his passing (and also the seventy-fourth anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, of course), so having published today would have been a bit like a tribute to him. I did read some of his Mathematical Reminiscences during my break, though (some of the stories he shares on the audio of the collection are written in this book). The link to the finding will be available once it is published, but until then my focus was the George L. Stuart Collection.

Resuming from yesterday, the files in boxes 46-50 were under the scrutiny of having themselves merged with one another. Some of those boxes had files packed to the point where merging them would not have been a sound idea. Kae and I mostly left those folders alone, but smaller folders were given consideration.

This process continued into boxes 52-57 and later 58-61. To answer any potential question as to why box 51 was skipped, the box’s contents are compact discs and thus do not have files to be merged. While good progress has been made (with less than twenty boxes left to sort through), the breaks between the both us has given a less impression on Ms. Rubin.

Because of the quotas of the number of breaks that needed to be met and our mismatched schedules, our work is paused until the other returns. Ms. Rubin thought of things that either of us could work on in-between breaks (before and after shared schedule hours, too). We explained our situation, but Kae said she did not mind a side project to work on after I leave for the day. I might do the same except I would be working on something before Kae arrives at the archives. Certainly, the idea is something to consider until a better grasp on the George L. Stuart Collection can be found.

Nonetheless, boxes 58-61 should be finished be the end of tomorrow as well as boxes 62-66. But, boxes 67-71 might not be. Hopefully, these boxes can dealt with quickly. If  this task can be accomplished, then expect it in tomorrow’s post. Until then, have a good night! 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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