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Justice Weaver oversized materials

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Yesterday Tyjuan and I went through 2 large carts packed full of boxes of Justice Weaver Oversized materials, including: plaques, tees, banners, portrait, and certificates. We spent the entire afternoon removing things from boxes, then most of them from frames, sorting by types of materials. We also sorted and sleeved a lot of photographs. Here are some of the items we found. They will have to be further sorted next year. Here are some photos:



















HST 583 Fall term students processed more C.S. Bliss

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My HST 583 class Fall term 2018 has completed the processing of their boxes.  Here's the before, during and after photos. 11 students processed 11 boxes, resulting in a total of 5.5 cubic ft. in 14 boxes,, 6 legal-size folders. This term I mixed in lumber camp receipts. The majority of the business correspondence and personal correspondence covers 1919-1920 and January 1928-January 1930 with receipts dating back to 1891, mostly 1894-1904. Nice job everyone! In 3-5 years, depending on class size, C.S. Bliss will be processed!


Here are some images of students processing








as the semester comes to a close




Here's the final product, which I will shelve today!.

MAA needs more session proposals

posting for a Head of Special Collections Librarian, MSU

The MSU Libraries currently has a posting for a Head of Special Collections Librarian, Librarian I or II, posted on PageUp (MSU's Applicant Page).

Posting 547567: Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections, the Head of Special Collections provides leadership, guidance, strategic direction, and overall management of a dynamic, community-engaged special collections department. The Head will bring energy, excitement, and collaborative spirit to shape an ever-expanding range activities that include digital collection formats and technologies. The Head develops and maintains strong collections aligned with MSU academic priorities and historical strengths and collaborates with a team to plan and deliver a full range of reference, instruction, and outreach services to patrons. The Head works within the Libraries and externally with faculty, students and campus departments to enhance research and teaching, and promotes our collections to the MSU community and exte…

MDOT collaboration helps preserve Sanilac Petroglyphs

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News - Surveying the past: MDOT collaboration helps preserve Sanilac PetroglyphsMichigan DOT sent this bulletin at 12/05/2018 01:25 PM ESTFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
CONTACT: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809                      weingartend@michigan.gov
Surveying the past: MDOT collaboration helps preserve Sanilac Petroglyphs
Fast facts: - MDOT, in a collaborative effort with other state agencies and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, is helping to create digital models of the Sanilac Petroglyphs. - The MDOT Survey Support Unit used terrestrial LiDAR along with detailed close-up photographs to build digital models of the rock carvings. - The digital models will help with preservation efforts and provide opportunities to study the carvings at a distance.
December 5, 2018 -- Using some futuristic technology, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has helped document cultural heritage fr…

The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) 2019 award and scholarship