The Importance of Accumulation or A Few of My Favorite Little Things
Part of a Series: Diamonds in the Rough
Through a grant-funded project awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Autry National Center sets out to process approximately 2,000 linear feet of archival material over two years, ending in 2012. Every third week of the month, the Autry Libraries blog will feature collection gems being brought to light by NHRPC Project Archivist Holly Rose Larson.
As I near the end of my grant-funded contract position with the Libraries and Archives of the Autry National Center, I am looking back on two years of amazing discoveries, inspirational co-workers, great friends, and a vivacious institution. Each month, I have tried to share my personal experience with these rich collections, but there aren’t enough blog posts to cover all the fun stuff and items that take my breath away! I’ve already shared a few of my favorite Charles Fletcher Lummis items through our twitter feed during this American Archives Month of October. Here is a little slide show of more of the fabulous finds I’ve stumbled upon but didn’t get to showcase in my work here.
Please remember that every institution has more stories than they have voices to share, and that archivists and librarians are here to answer all of your research needs! And if you love Los Angeles history and archives, please come visit us at the Archives Bazaar, organized by L.A. As Subject and presented by the USC Libraries on Saturday, October 27, at Doheny Library on USC campus!