Monthly Archives: October 2012

A “Day” in the Life: Inquistive Investigators of the Reference Department

You know, the Reference Department of any archives is probably the most visible of any department—it’s what researchers see during their research visits.  I think that holds true for the AHC as well, but with the caveat that Reference Archivists … Continue reading

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A “Day” in the Life: A Conversation with Laura Uglean Jackson, University Archivist

As the University Archivist, what do you spend the bulk of your day doing? This is a somewhat difficult question for me to answer because I have so many other responsibilities besides being the university archivist.  I am also a … Continue reading

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A “Day” in the Life: Emily Christopherson, Agent of Order

If you’ve ever done any archival research, you may be familiar with the look of an archival box, filled with nicely labeled folders, each collection accompanied by a finding aid (or inventory) of what materials are in the collection and in which … Continue reading

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Meet Furry Ackerman!

Contest Winners Since the tribble is a part of the Forrest J. Ackerman collection at the American Heritage Center, one of the most clever and collection-specific submissions for the contest was “Furry Ackerman.”  Congratulations to Edwin Bode and Tom Lenahan, … Continue reading

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Happy Mole Day!

Today between 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, science teachers around the nation are celebrating Avogadro’s number (6.02 x 1023), the approximate number of particles in one mole of a substance.  In chemistry a mole is a unit of measurement for … Continue reading

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A “Day” in the Life: The AHC’s Accessioning Department

The Accessioning Department of the American Heritage Center consists of the Collections Manager (William Hopkins), one full-time Processing Archivist (Mary Ann Meyer), and a rotating number of student workers who are responsible for a wide range of duties pertaining to … Continue reading

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Majewski Fellow Ellen Wald to talk about “Oilmen in the Beltway: Fighting the Enemy with Business and Government”

Be there: the AHC at high noon on October 25th!  Majewski Fellow Ellen Wald will talk about “Oilmen in the Beltway: Fighting the Enemy with Business and Government.”

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