Week Six

I’m still describing documents, printing them out, and integrating the digital and paper collections. When I first started describing documents, I asked my supervisor if I could name a document something like “racist slander.” He laughed and said that didn’t meet professional standards of objectivity, but that I could “dance around that” as best as I could. I want to be objective, but I’m realizing there is an inevitable level of subjectivity in whatever I do.  Continue reading “Week Six”

Week 5

After a month of pulling the Wilson and Segregation collection to pieces, I’m finally integrating the digital-only collection and paper-only collections by scanning the paper only collection and printing the digital-only collection. The goal is to have all the papers on Wilson and Segregation in a single collection in both digital and paper format. Continue reading “Week 5”

Who’s Lying?

I finished cataloging my box. It took about twelve hours, and while I didn’t get bored of straight data migration, I was excited my next task involved reading scans of Library of Congress documents on the Wilson administration and segregation. I’m still cataloging, but I have to read most of the documents in order give each a brief description, and in some cases, to determine how it relates to the other documents in its group. Continue reading “Who’s Lying?”