Thursday, May 20, 2010

Week One

So I only have one more day of my first week with researching the archives at school. I went through two boxes filled with miscellaneous material ranging from commencement addresses to letters from the past Librarian at school.

Some of the highlights:
-a one-third dollar from the 1770s
-a diploma from 1851
-a really cool photo of a float from 1922
-commencement schedule from 1853

Some questions I'm wondering:
-why are these all in one box
-why are they not more organized
-why can't we get them more usable

I am enjoying my research though. It is a looser schedule than at the Museum of Confederacy since I don't have to work 9-5, but can come and go as long as the work is done. Until next time.