August 16, 2018 – “Inching Ever Forward”

Hello, everyone!

Another week as come to a close, but progress to completing the George L. Stuart, Jr. Collection has moved forward a few more steps. Boxes 62 and 63 were completed as planned from yesterday and, surprisingly, some folders in Box 64 were relabeled as well. While such progress should be noted, the content of this entry may seem short. I apologize in advance for the lack of content, but efforts will be made to include notable events that occurred in the course of the day. Without further ado, this entry will commence the report of today’s events.

At 9:00 AM, I entered the office with the intent of finishing Boxes of 62 and 63. But, reaching Box 64 seemed to be doubtful proposition. If the moment presented itself, then relabeling as much folders as I could seemed the best course of action. As I logged on to a computer, Courtney was sitting at the conference table. As I guessed yesterday, she was working on her side project (a scrapbook) and I felt relieved as I did not know what Courtney  would do until I finished relabeling the folders in the Correspondence Series.

With the small concern regarding Courtney’s involvement put at ease for the moment,  priorities were refocused to the George L. Stuart, Jr. Collection. Starting from Box 62, I resumed relabeling the folders within.  Since there were only a scant few folders that were labeled something else other than “Correspondence,” the majority of the folders are centered on the year (and the earliest month for further distinction). As such, there are groups ranging from thirteen to eighteen folders that have labeled in a style that reflected this appropriately. For example, “General Correspondence, 1989 (1 of 13).”

Keeping track of what folder is being labeled has been a constant step in the relabeling process. The pleasure of distinct labels has not accompanied this series at all, unfortunately. Another challenge has been keeping the spreadsheet updated as each box had its folders relabeled. The later half of the Correspondence Series in the Excel spreadsheet is a jumbled mess that had not been combed through to straighten it, yet. Despite these difficulties, Boxes 62 and 63 were completed and I managed to relabel some folders in Box 64 before I left for the day.

In review, Boxes 62 and 63 were completed and some folders in Box 64 have been relabeled. While Box 64 and 65 will surely be completed in the beginning of next week, I have suspected that Courtney wishes to move on to the Multimedia Series based on her questioning regarding my progress. Though I am trying to finish relabeling the Correspondence Series, one cannot rush the process. At the current rate of progress, the estimated completion of the relabeling of the Correspondence Series will be at the end of the week. 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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