There are days in the archives that I feel like Dug the talking Dog from the movie Up. I’m sitting at my desk working and all of a sudden . . . SQUIRREL!
It’s not that I’m easily distracted. It is the nature of archival work that processing a collection of departmental papers may lead to the identification of a photograph. Once I open that file cabinet to get the folder of photographs, I see there are 4 or 5 folders for that particular department and I am all of a sudden processing photographs. Which in turn may lead to the prep work to have the unidentified images digitized. Continue reading