July 10, 2018 – “Resuming Course”

Hello, everyone!

Yesterday’s course of events seemed to not transfer into today and operations resumed at the usual pace. Hopefully, there will be more “off-days” for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, the report for July 10, 2018 reflects a typical day in the archives.

After entering the office and depositing my backpack in my “locker,” I found a fitting pair of gloves and logged in onto a computer to gain access to the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for the George L. Stuart Collection. Once those tasks were accomplished, Box 24 was retrieved from it was previously left and I began to gather more folders to fill it according to the spreadsheet.

Though later than usual, Courtney began her shift to aid my efforts as she could. However, the interruptions from yesterday may have taken their toll as I was no longer a box behind: I was behind by two! Despite the fact Courtney had to make more boxes (or convert boxes) as the process continued, I could not sync with her pace. But, this disadvantage was not a travesty that could not be corrected.

In total, Boxes 24 and 25 were completed and Box 26 surely will be completed tomorrow with Box 27. Also, an entire case of the collection (Boxes 1 through 24) has been completed! These milestones should not be overlooked as I reached the “N” folders of the Senate Files series. As the milestones are being met, there is the question of “which box will the Senate Files end?” that comes to the foreground of my thoughts. If the series ends close to Box 40, the occurrence would be astonishing as this instance would mean nearly half of the collection was devoted to the Senate Files.

Regardless, tomorrow presents the opportunity for me to complete the two boxes Courtney had set and begin Box 28. Perhaps I should adapt her method gathering documents as well. From my perspective, her methods are seemingly efficient. But, such ideas will have to wait until tomorrow.

On that note, this entry can be concluded with the results of two boxes completed, one in progress, and one in reserve. Until tomorrow, 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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