August 21, 2018 – “One Year Anniversary”

Hello, everyone!

Before reporting today’s events at the archives, a special acknowledgement of the landmark occasion that is the anniversary of the establishment of this very blog should be made. When this blog was established, the intent was strictly to complete an assignment for my internship. I was not expecting to continue the blog past the Fall 2017 Semester. But, I was invited to continue working as a volunteer (later as an employee) and I decided to keep makes posts as a record of my experience. Hopefully, I can continue to do so (but, whether I will be kept in my position post-graduation or not is unknown). For those who may have found this blog, please continue this journey with me until the end (whenever that may be).

With the anniversary of the blog’s creation addressed, the next order of business is recalling the day’s events. This morning did not begin as planned as traffic conditions had prevented me from arriving on campus on time. As such, Mr. Ogreten told me I had to edit my timesheet to reflect my tardiness and today’s start time was fixed to 9:20 AM (to make sure I still received fifteen hours a week, I also added twenty minutes to Thursday’s schedule). Despite the tardiness, my goals were set to complete Boxes 65 and 66 of the George L. Stuart, Jr. Collection. Additionally, I would consider a victory for if I was able to relabel a decent amount of the folders in Box 67 as well .

Within thirty minutes from retrieving Box 65, all the folders were relabeled and Box 66 was retrieved from the shelves. Unlike the previous boxes, the contents were not updated accordingly on the Excel spreadsheet. The course of action taken was to relabel all the folders first, then edit the spreadsheet (the latter was a simple task once the former was achieved).

While accomplishing this task, Mr. Ogreten approached me with a court case from 1982 to involved George Stuart, Incorporated (Stuart’s private business). Mr. Ogreten thought that since the document did not relate to Stuart’s dealings in the Florida Senate, his role as a City Commissioner, nor his various political campaigns, the document was to be added to the Personal Files Series. I concurred, but that series as not been sorted, yet. Thus, the document was placed in a folder and was placed on the cart next to the ESCOL speech recordings for the time being.

Eventually, Box 66 was completed after relabeling eighteen folders in a trodden fashion. With less than hour left in my shift, there was little doubt that Box 67 was not going to be completed within the time given. But, an effort was made to relabel as much as possible. By 1:00 PM, approximately a third of the folders were relabeled. As I left the office, I was confident that the Correspondence Series would be finished by the end of tomorrow’s shift.

In review, Boxes 65 and 66 were completed, a third of Box 67 was relabeled, my timesheet had to be edited, and a new document was set to be added to the collection. As an anniversary present, the work accomplished certifies the reason for the blog. Tomorrow promises the completion of the Correspondence Series and perhaps a better understanding of how the next series, the Multimedia Series, will be organized. Until then, enjoy the rest of the afternoon 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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