Hello there, student worker speaking. So my boss is out for the week and I decided to take a brief break to blog. We’ve been working with the AHA records, trying to figure out how we will be organizing them… funny story, we first thought that they were meant to be organized by the certificate numbers on the folders, but that turned out to be wrong (there were repeated numbers). So then we’re sitting there looking through a few of the folders, trying to figure out a new order, and I ask Xaviera, “Why can’t we just contact whoever donated these?” And Xaviera just stares at me as if to say, “You are kidding, right?”
So in case you have the same question that I had, the donors for these collections are usually dead, otherwise they would have been contacted already and we wouldn’t be trying to figure this out ourselves. Makes sense, right?
Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving,