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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A “Day” in the Life: Leslie Waggener, Simpson Archivist

“I watch Republicans, they give each other the saliva test of purity, and then they lose and they bitch for four years.”  So spoke Al Simpson in a February 2012 interview with CBS’s Bob Schieffer on the need for a … Continue reading

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Carey Fellow Lecture: Cowboys, Conservationists, and the Contested History of the Western Range

Join us on October 22nd at 3pm for a engaging talk by Carey Fellow Matthew Pearce!

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A “Day” in the Life: Mark Greene, the AHC’s Fearless Leader

When our blogmeister Rachael asked us to consider writing something for Archives Month, and suggested as a theme “A Day In the Life of an Archivist,” I had two immediate thoughts:  do I even qualify as an archivist any longer, … Continue reading

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