July 19, 2018 – “Chasing Geese”

Hello, everyone!

Considering yesterday’s unfulfilled goals, my expectations regarding how today’s work with George L. Stuart Collection would be conducted was lowered. But, there are some great developments that were reached: Box 38 seems to be where the last of the Senate Bill labeled folders will be housed! Though, this milestone does not mean the Senate Files series is finished either.  The details of the rest of the recollection of the day’s events will be relatively short due to Thursdays being the day in my schedule with the least hours.

Knowing that time was not in my favor this day and yesterday’s events only compounded the handicap placed on the amount of work still to be completed, I entered the office with lowered expectations. I greeted everyone and spoke with Courtney to review the work completed (Box 34). After retrieving Box 35 and printing a list of folders for Courtney to begin filling the new Box 36, I resumed relabeling the folders in Box 35. Fortunately, I was able to finish Box 35 and shelve it.

When Courtney returned from the collection shelves with a mostly filled Box 36, I began relabeling the folders in Box 36. Sadly, my progress became bogged down not because of the amount folders that were need of relabeling (though, there were a significant amount of folders in the box), but due to the similar problems encountered yesterday. Searching for random folders that were not where they should have been, exchanging contents of similarly named folders for consistency, and sifting through folders to make sure the right folders were collected demanded a portion of my precious hours. As such, Box 36 was not completed by the end of my last hour.

However, Box 37 was filled and Box 38 was being filled thanks to Courtney. The last checklist I gave her contained the last Senate Bill folders in the collection. Approximately, eight boxes contained entirely various Senate Bill related information! Hopefully, this last portion of the collection will be completed by the end of Monday. At 12:00 PM, I thanked Courtney and said farewell to everyone as I left for the day.

Next week will end the “Senate Bill Chronicles” and perhaps the end of the Senate Files series will be not be too far behind, either. Until then, enjoy the weekend 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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