Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Always a Surprise in the Archives!


Today an LIM College staff member brought me four boxes he found while cleaning out a room. "Would these go to the archive?" I looked inside the boxes and they were full of photographs and slides. Yes!

The LIM College Archives acquires materials through transfer, purchase, and donation. However, most of the institutional archives are obtained when someone is cleaning out an office or drawer or room and makes a call to or stops by the archive.

This photo of Ann Spinney, Dean of LIM College in 1948 is one of the gems in the boxes of photos. The photo is annotated on the back. I confirmed her name and position in the 1948 LIM College catalog (known at that time as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising.) These images are located in the Ann Spinney Flickr folder. I also confirmed her name in the LIM College Records Finding Aid located on the Archives page of the LIM College website.

The rest of the hundreds of photos will need to be processed, but I had to share at least one of them today.

Photo: Ann Spinney, Dean, LIM College, 1948