July 23, 2018 – “Pass the Bill”

Hello, everyone!

Apologies for the late entry, but my classwork is of a higher priority. However, now that the matter has been settled for the time being, a great goal has been accomplished and can be be recorded here. The goal in question was the completion of the relabeling of all the Senate Bill folders in the Senate Files series of the George L. Stuart Collection. This massive portion was contained in Boxes 30 to 38, officially. Additionally, there are a few other notes to make regarding the day’s events for the report.

Once again, cleaning duty of the fifth floor on Mondays are my responsibility. Much like last week, there were not any major messes that required the attention of David Benjamin or custodians. As such, the process only took fifteen minutes to complete. However, the very useful Lysol wipes that I have grown fond of finally ran out. If they are not replaced by the end of the week, I will bring my own for next Monday.

With the weekly cleaning concluded, I printed two copies of my timesheet as the due date was moved from Tuesday to Monday for this week. I am not entirely sure for the reasoning behind the change, but the deed was done regardless. By Thursday I will need to create a new timesheet for the next two weeks as a result.

When I submitted the timesheets to Ms. Rubin, I resumed the relabeling process of the George L. Stuart Collection. However, the collection room was under some sort of maintenance as workers were piecing things together. My carts were scattered in the different aisles to ensure they were not a hindrance. Thankfully, I was able to find Boxes 36, 37 and 38.

Box 36 only had a few folders that were not  relabeled, but this was soon corrected. Box 37 consumed most of my time today. As each folder was relabeled and the Excel spreadsheet updated, I noticed the last folders of the Senate Bill folders and the determination to finish rose with each completion. Eventually, Box 38 was reached with a sigh of relief and all of the folders Courtney had left from last Thursday were relabeled right before my time was up.

Courtney returns this Tuesday and most likely the rest of Box 38 will be filled. But, I am not sure if the rest of this week will finally end the Senate Files series. Hopefully, this experience does not disappoint.

With the next day, I was almost guaranteed to be filled with more folders. Whether Box 40 will be reached sooner or later will be determined by the pace Courtney and I have set. Until then, take care and enjoy the evening! 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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