Years ago Peg Hare Browne gave me a scrapbook the Class of 1944 did, her class, which was a sort of memory book they presented to Hartwell who was retiring that year. Wonderful book, photos of most of the students in the class, their handwritten thought to Hartwell, plus some great photos after that of the students, activities etc.
Checked with Mike A & Jamie, they sent me a list of currently surviving members, am meeting next week with the closest, Mary Thayer. Want to show her the book, get some background etc., and will try to meet with some other members too. Am also digitizing the book...
Update: met today, 4/5, with Mary Thayer '44. She lives in Brockport, had a pleasant and informative conversation about the scrapbook, the people in it, Hartwell...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Had 2 students from this course doing their 10 hour community service project, now have a 3rd coming in. I spend an hour or so talking about the archives, how it is organized, what it is, about being an archivist, differences between an archives and a museum, career stuff etc. Then I try to find something they can do, which generally means filing, sorting, alphabetizing etc.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Mitchell Priebe, who has volunteered in archives a little, is in a video class and asked if he could do a short interview with me, document the archives... I said sure, and asked if I could have a copy to use for promoting the archives.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Student from this group emailed me today re their history. I don't have much in archives, but there were a number of articles in Stylus going back to '88. Am going to meet with her soon, show how to search nyshistoricnewspapers.org, Saga etc.