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Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring is here!

Cleaning the studio!
We've been doing some Spring cleaning both here in the archives, as well as in the Norman Rockwell studio, which officially opens for the season this weekend.  A team of us spent the day scrubbing and vacuuming the studio yesterday to ensure that visitors will have a dust free visit.

Here in the archives, the purchase of two new shelving units means that, at last, there are no more boxes on the floor!  I can assure you that few things make an archivist happier than new shelving units. The aisles have been vacuumed and straightened up and look so much better.   

Aisle before
After rearranging boxes and putting things in their proper places, I actually came across a missing box that I had been searching for over the past several months.  I was certain this box was never to be seen again, but apparently it was just obscured from view by the 10 or so boxes that were piled up in front of the bottom shelf on which it was residing.  I'm happy to report that it has now re-joined the rest of its collection. 

This year, the arrival of Spring also means that  our latest progress report is due to the NHPRC as we enter the last six months of our two year basic processing project.  Things have gone extremely well so far and we've completed 35 finding aids out of our target goal of 40.  Once completed, the finding aids will be available to researchers online through ArchiveGrid.  More details to come soon!

Aisle after