This past weekend was a busy one for SAA-SC. In addition to volunteering at the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead on Saturday, SAA-SC hosted a tour of the Office of Archives and Records Management at Indiana University Bloomington (say that five times fast!) on Sunday.
Dina Kellams, an associate archivist at the archive and faculty advisor for SAA-SC, was gracious enough to conduct the tour. Meeting in the reading room, Dina began the tour by giving a brief history of the archive and an overview of what the archive collects. She went on to explain the process a collection goes through, from the time that it comes in the door, to the time that it is made available to researchers.
Dina then lead us through the “behind the scenes” of the archive. We visited the processing room where professionals and graduate students (including our very own Allison Haack) process collections, as well as a storage room that is used for more processing!
We had an amazing attendance, especially for a Sunday afternoon (I think I counted at least 13 of us!). Also, thank you Dina for sacrificing a beautiful Sunday afternoon to come in and lead us on a fantastic tour!
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