July 3, 2018 – “Break Neck Speed”

Hello, everyone!

Before describing today’s events, there is an announcement to make. Since tomorrow is American Independence Day, the library will be closed. This means I will not be working tomorrow, so there will not be a blog entry. However, there will be one on Thursday. With that announcement finished, the report of today’s events can now begin.

When entering the office today, the goal was to finish Box 16. However, the pace of the rate of completion would reach break-neck speeds in comparison to previous days’ rates. This can be attributed to Courtney helping me by retrieving folders from their boxes while I relabeled them. However, this method broke down and the readjustment included Courtney filling in new boxes according to the contents described on the Excel Spreadsheet.

Among the changes to the overall collection include the majority of Box 38 was depleted to fill the contents of the new Boxes 17 and 18. If there weren’t any files belonging to different series, Box 38 could have been converted to a new box much earlier. Hopefully, box conversions will happen soon before space runs out through dependence on new boxes to house the collection. Despite this concern, three and six-eighths boxes were completed by the time I left for the day. There were some complications.

Some files in the spreadsheet had “GS” as part of the label (“GS” stood for George Stuart, of course), but I thought of relabeling them appropriately as “George Stuart …” and reintegrating those files alphabetically. In order to achieve this goal, Boxes 17 and 18 had to be reshuffled to accommodate the integration. After realigning the collection, the files that had not been relabeled beforehand had to be completed. The ordeal took longer than expected, but eventually the deed was done.

When my time to leave had come, all the “H” files before the House Bill files had been completed and I cleaned my work area. I said my farewell to Courtney and wished her well, as she was working until 5:00 PM (the library closing time, as Independence Day is tomorrow). With the House Bill folders awaiting my return on Thursday, enjoy Independence Day (to all the American readers who happen to read this blog) 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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