June 21, 2018 – “Birthday Edition”

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to the Birthday Edition entry for the blog! Today is my twenty-ninth birthday and as such, it is pleasure to share a part of it on this humble account. As for the archives, there are some other announcements to make and the course of action regarding the next phase of processing the George L. Stuart Collection has been charted.

The most important announcement to make is my hours have been restructured. I am no longer working twenty-five hours a week and am going to be working fifteen hours a week instead. This new structure will remain until next summer (when I expect to graduate). As a reminder, this job was an unexpected blessing and the fact I am being paid is a bonus as originally the plan was to volunteer until graduation. Noting this, I plan to have Fridays off (unless hours need to be made up) and come in to work an hour later. I will structure this on my next timesheet and finalize what my new schedule will be.

Regardless of what my new schedule will be like, work on the George L. Stuart Collection will continue until completion. As for today, Mr. Ogreten’s suggestion from yesterday was implemented. A new box was created to be the first box and the shelves for the original six boxes were cleared. Those original boxes were placed onto a cart for the time being. Despite my concerns for space during this process, the contents of the collection were sifted through alphabetically to place the Senate Files series related documents in the new boxes.

Courtney returned to the office today and with her help, all “A” documents were gathered, relabeled, and housed in their new box. In total, almost four boxes were filled thanks to our efforts. A small step in comparison to the long journey to be trekked in the collection. My concerns for space will lessen once entire boxes of the collection are emptied, but unfortunately this concern does not appear to be soothed in the present condition.

Kae also came to the office today, but her task was to list the contents of the memorabilia box into the collection spreadsheet. When I eventually left, she still was not finished. The plan is to copy and paste this information into the updated spreadsheet once she is finished. I will check if she finished tomorrow, but certainly the main task will be to continue to alphabetically sort the collection’s folders. When I left, the majority of Box 4 had been filled and most of the “B” folders had been added (which will become tomorrow’s starting point).

With today’s birthday edition report concluded, tomorrow will be the last scheduled Friday entry for the blog (unless a day needs to be made up). When the next one will happen is beyond my knowledge. Regardless, enjoy the rest of the evening 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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