The Final Count Down

This week is my last week working on the Roland Jackson Collection. I have corrected all of my errors in ArchivesSpace, polished up the finding aid, and have labeled my boxes.

This is a picture of the collection back in June before I started  processing
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And this is the collection now. 
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The collection went from having 7 records boxes, 8 document boxes, and 1 oversized box, to having 6 records, 2 document boxes, and 1 oversized box. The books in the collection were catalogued and binders in the collection were removed. 

This fellowship has been an eye opening experience and I have gained vital archival knowledge which will come in handy in the future. In addition, my experience at the library has also taught me to ALWAYS bring a sweater (it feels like an igloo in here!).

If anyone reading this is interested in music or music history. The creator of the collection Roland Jackson and his wife, Brenda Montiel, set up trust funds for periodic stipends for any scholar wanting to research this collection. Anyone wishing to apply for the research fellowship must submit a worthwhile project or independent study concerning any topic represented in the Roland Jackson Collection (analysis, performance, church music, film music, etc.) and write a paper or study to describe any such topics. 

So if you like music or music history and you want to get paid to do research, contact Special Collections. 

Getting paid to do research! 

What more could you ask for. 

Although this is my last post for my CCEPS fellowship, there are still plenty of CCEPS students working on different projects throughout the year. Shout out to the CLIR Water Project and the studnets working on the project. You can check out their progress by clicking here . Also for more posts about all current and future CCEPS projects, you can click here

Peace out!