12 and 13th Weeks at the WRA

I was unable to make it to the WRA last week, as I had went out of town for most of the time. I was, however, able to get some transcribing done for the Black Mountain College interviews. While the process of transcribing is tedious, it is rewarding to see the final product of your…

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11th Week at the WRA

Due to a chaotic mix of events, I was only able to make it to the Western Regional Archives once this week. It is both the first week of school and I am in the middle of moving between apartments. I went to the archives on Tuesday and continued to sort through and summarize the…

10th Week at the WRA

According to what I have heard, around fifty people came to the WRA's anniversary celebration! I am very glad that the drama has sorted itself out (though a department head did have to involve himself and have a discussion with everyone involved). Despite the minor turbulence, everything went spectacularly! I am glad for this, too.…

9th Week at the WRA

This has been an exciting week at the archives! I was able to drop by twice this week, once on Wednesday and again on Friday. Friday was the anniversary of the Western Regional Archives and Heather has spent all week arranging for a get together/tour of the archives. On Wednesday Heather, several other interns, and…

8th Week at the WRA

This week I was only able to visit the archives once for a short visit. I continued to categorize and summarize the BMC Correspondence Letters, and I have almost made it through all of Evart's folders! Which, by my own standards, feels like a feat. The sheer number of folders he has, and the number…

7th Week at the WRA

This week I was able to make it down to the Western Regional Archives twice, on both Wednesday and Thursday. Both of these visits were interesting in their own ways and introduced me to new aspects of archival work. The first day that I went this week, Thursday, was a very busy day at the…

6th Week at the WRA

Due to the sudden heightening of expectations at work and the shortening of staff in our department, I am only able to make it to the Western Regional Archives today this week. Thankfully, Heather has been immensely patient with my shifting work schedule and inconsistent hours at the WRA. Today wasn't as eventful as last…

5th Week at the WRA

Amidst a colossal undertaking at work this week, being the remodel and "Grand Re-Opening" of our store, I was able to make it to the Western Regional Archives twice this week. It was a very exciting week at the WRA! I had begun my day on Tuesday with the BMC Correspondence files until Heather arrived.…

4th Week at the WRA

This week, I was able to go to the archives three times (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and work on a project at home in a total of thirteen hours. I was also able to meet with Dr. Pearson and discuss the progress I have made in the archives and my experiences. Most of this week…

3rd Week of Interning

This has been a very busy week! I have been to the archives twice, spent a couple hours at home digitizing some of my notes from the archives, met with Dr. Pearson, and I have met with Dr. William Bruce on the subject of an unrelated paid internship. Earlier this week, I had continued sorting…