Day 8 in Rare Books & Special Collections

June 09, 2014 1:45-4:45pm

As I have gone through all of the correspondence, researched the persons that Gresham corresponded with, and written proper labels on all of the collection’s folders, I now must type up the finding aid. The finding aid is a very thorough document that lists various information about the collection: Collection #, Date span, Donator of the collection, Languages found within the collection, Summary of the collection, Citation format – used if a researcher uses information within the collection in a professional or academic paper – , and a Biography or biographies of persons who authored a document in the collection. The aforementioned are required, but there are also several areas where additional information can be added; however, for the Gresham Correspondence Collection these additional items will be withheld.

I completed around half of the finding aid today and should be able to finish it on Thursday. For those of you who are interested in what a finding aid looks like, I will see if I can post the one for the Gresham Correspondence Collection. I am unsure as to whether or not that is allowed. If I am unable to post the Gresham finding aid, I will post a link or two for finding aids that can easily be found on the internet.




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