Monday, February 18, 2013

Four down, two to go!

Saturday marked our fourth (out of six total) workshops at the Ligonier Historical Society. Many, many thanks to Jerry, Jeana and Everett who worked with me to catalog sections 003 (Ligonier Government) and 005 (Ligonier Schools). We cataloged 192 three-dimensional objects and finished both of these sections! We have two sections left: 001 (Jewish community) and 004 (Ligonier businesses). As expected, we ran into some items which needed to be moved to other categories, and some items which we felt did not help tell the story of Ligonier's history. Around noon, Kurt Garner, an architect who specializes in Historic Preservation, met with us to discuss a report that we need to compile in order to apply for an NEH grant this summer. This report will be funded by the grant we received from Indiana Landmarks last year. 

Mr. Whiz looks a bit sleepy!
When we finish cataloging all of the three-dimensional objects, we will move on to the micro-work. The micro-work includes moving through each of the sections again with the two-dimensional items like photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and other paper. These will be separated into folders and then organized into archival boxes. More updates on this later, but for now, a highlight from our work on section 005, Ligonier Schools: the cover of the 1960 Ligonier "Lance" yearbook featuring "Mr. Whiz!"

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