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pdr
10-02-2008, 02:02 AM
Is anyone here working as a curator of archives, or works with one?

I have a short story to write about one and only the vaguest of ideas as to what they do when actually organising archives. I know something about repairing and restoring and the PR work.

A brief description of a typical day would be a wonderful help.

pdr
10-06-2008, 02:08 AM
that no one knows?
Argh! AW you've failed!

ColoradoGuy
10-06-2008, 02:32 AM
The only one I know spends most of his day writing grants to get the money to keep the place going. I also know he has a backlog of something like a thousand documents (mostly letters) that are yet to be cataloged, work that is mostly done by unpaid interns and graduate students.

MaryMumsy
10-06-2008, 02:33 AM
I have a distant cousin who, in 2004, was Dean of Libraries at a university in TX. Don't know how closely related that is, but if you think it might be helpful I could email her.

MM

pdr
10-07-2008, 01:34 AM
alas, I have to have something about the actual storing and ordering of the documents in the archive.

There's a panic on as the original writer failed to deliver and the museum needs the story and other stuff asap! Typical huh?