Time grows short and my summer CCEPS projects edge closer to completion. It has been a very productive and satisfying week working with the Finkle maps and blueprints — pieces from all states but California have been organized into folders and their data entered into Archivists’ Toolkit. Now I am slowly distributing the giant California pile into smaller piles around the room. I have been trying to stick to my inventory categories in deciding where to place the items, but in many cases I have seen new patterns emerge in the papers themselves that have led me to rename an existing inventory entry or regroup items according to different criteria as I go.
To accommodate my many California piles I have had to take advantage of every available surface, and have also improvised several new flat areas using the office chairs-
This is a neat item from the King’s River project in central California – a list of lumber for a bridge over the river, with a date stamp of August 10, 1906 –
Overall, I am looking forward to having this project finished and rehoused just for the satisfaction of having it done, but also know that I will miss coming to the library every day to take on an archiving challenge!