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Thread #29288   Message #815700
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
01-Nov-02 - 12:34 AM
Thread Name: John Dwyer - Songs & Stories
Subject: RE: John Dwyer - Songs&Stories
Jon, I'm not an archivist, but I work around a bunch of them (I'm a writer, housed in the administration of the library, and we share the floor and staff kitchen with Special Collections). I read finding aids often enough that it would certainly make sense to develop some along the way as I wade through Dad's stuff. (This reminds me of those bad commercials "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV. . .")

First, I'm going to look at Dad's stuff as it is now and see what it tells me before I start "arranging" it myself. He was, after all, a reference librarian. He kept citations, he documented everything, and he tended to drop notes and pages of stuff and photocopies into stacks, files, boxes, that might be related materials, etc. So there may be someplace to start. But he was a packrat, so there may be a process of taking those files of mostly germane stuff and pulling out the odds and ends that ended up in there by accident. ;-)