July 16, 2018 – “All Caught Up”

Hello, everyone!

Welcome back to another week at the University of Central Florida Library Special Collections and University Archives. To start off this week, there was some left over tasks that needed to be accomplished by the end of the day: to complete boxes 30 and 31, but also start box 32 if possible. Plus, this week started a new cycle and as such, I needed to create a new timesheet. My attempts to be all caught up with processing the George L. Stuart Collection today are further detailed in the report.

Due to the day being Monday, my activities began with cleaning the fifth floor study room. Surprisingly, the task did not take long at all to complete: only fifteen minutes passed when the last desk cleaned. A factor that contributed to this rather quick completion was most of the desks did not seem to be cleaned at all. After returning the cleaning supplies, my next task awaited.

The next task was creating my new timesheet for the next two weeks. This may seem simple enough, but there was a moment where some miscalculations regarding last Friday’s date (July 14, for the record) caused some delays. After correcting these user errors, the main task of the day received full attention.

Resuming from last week, Box 30 of the George L. Stuart Collection was near completion and the last third or fourth of the box’s contents were relabeled according the pace I had set. Eventually, the box was ready to be shelved and was placed on the second highest row of the shelves. Box 31 proved to require a different strategy.

Rather than filing new folders into Box 31 immediately, I decided to relabel the folders already inside at the time. When the last folder was relabeled, two special milestones were reached. First, I had caught up to Courtney’s progress. Second, I had reached the Senate Bill files.

Obviously the largest of the groups within the Senate Files Series, the Senate Bill files could potentially be placed inside perhaps three more boxes by themselves. Maybe four boxes would be a better estimation? By the time I finished work for the day, I knew that once the Senate Bills were relabeled then there would be only the “T” group of files as the largest group of the Senate Files. The end of this portion of the collection is within reach.

Just as tomorrow is a new day, tomorrow brings new boxes. Until then, enjoy the rest of 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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