September 2017

Posted by | September 29, 2017
Archives Show & Tell

This week, our Archives and Manuscripts class was afforded the rare opportunity for a peek inside Paley Library's treasure vaults: the archives, rare books stacks, and working spaces of the...

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Posted by | September 27, 2017
Net Gains: Applying Theory and Interpretation

I made the acquaintance of my gill net and floats one week ago, and it is time to begin situating how I will apply some of the theory readings in...

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Posted by | September 23, 2017
Object Analysis: Gill Net and Floats

This week, I was introduced to my very own objects to get to know, analyze, and research for Studies in American Material Culture. These items, a gill net and wooden...

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Posted by | September 8, 2017
A New Vision at NARA

A 1987 NARA advertisement promoting good record management practices of the time. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain image This month, the US National Archives and Records Administration announced a new strategic...

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Posted by | September 2, 2017
Archives and Harvey

This past week, Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast with record amounts of rainfall, displacing millions of residents of the Houston metropolitan area and causing widespread property damage of inestimable...

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Posted by | September 1, 2017
Object Reflection: The LESLEY

This week's reading: Jennifer L. Roberts, “The Power of Patience: Teaching Students the Value of Deceleration and Immersive Attention,” Harvard Magazine (November-December 2013): 40-43. I've been looking forward to taking this class, Studies...

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