Would you care to Dance?

Dance cards rehousing solution. 12 Trays in total!
Howdy readers! There are so many updates here in Special Collections. As of late, I, and the other interns, have received cataloguing training from Kate and Carolyn and soon I will begin cataloguing the pamphlet collection. Also, I have continued work on a finding guide for the Lillian Quinn letter collection.
Most exciting, however, is my work on the Dance Card Collection. When I started working in Special Collections during the past spring semester I was given the task of rehousing the dance card collection. The collection spans from Gettysburg College from the late nineteenth century to the mid-20th century. With the help of Mary and Amy, I came up with a housing solution and for the rest of the semester and into the summer I worked on creating the housing. The housing consists of constructing a tray and forming compartments for the individual dance cards. This housing will keep the cards covered and will keep their chords from getting tangled up. Finally last week I finished the rehousing project and the dance cards are now happy.  I am excited for researchers to look at them in the future.
Dr. Birkner’s papers
Along with that, Alexa and I have been working on organizing and inventorying papers from the office of Dr. Michael Birkner. As you can see from the photo it is quite an undertaking but a good practice in inventorying and organizing. That is all for now folks and tune in later on to hear about all of the adventures we are having here at Special Collections! Cheers!

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