Tagged: Archives

About a couple of months ago…

I’d mentioned that I had started volunteering at the Drexel University Archives. Well, the fruits of the first project that I was involved in is now online, as an exhibit, which shows off some of the materials taken from the collection that I was working on, which was to create a finding aid for a collection on Drexel University’s Men’s Basketball Team. And yes, the exhibit was created by me, under the guidance of the University’s Archivist. Anyway, here’s the url for the exhibit: http://www.library.drexel.edu/archives/displays/exhibits/show/basketball . I know that this is more college basketball related than it is baseball, but it does show everyone what I have been doing during the last couple of months. Enjoy.


I am now employed, sort of.

A short time ago, I’d just conducted an interview with the gentleman who is in charge of Drexel University Archives about doing some volunteer work at the Archives (for those of you who don’t know me, I have two history degrees (a B.A. and an M.A.) and a master’s degree in library science, as well as a job history of working for both archives and libraries). Well, after our discussion, I will be working at the Archives on a volunteer basis. I will be starting work there this upcoming Monday, while he will be sending me a list of projects to choose from.
Don’t worry about my blogging, as it’ll be a part-time job. Have to start somewhere, right? 🙂
During our talk, I’d mentioned the blog to him as well as what I’d recently been doing with it (i.e. the Phillies’ history articles.). That seems to have impressed him, especially since he’d informed me that the project(s) that I will be working on will eventually have information from it (them) posted online for people to view. Well, that, and the blog’s present popularity.
Anyway, wish me luck, as I hope to eventually ride this into a full time job.