I then set her upon the Charles Lang Freer correspondence. Freer is our founder and one of our most important collection of papers here are the Freer|Sackler Archives. (See a youtube video showing highlights of his papers). Over the years, and an archivist or two before me, the correspondence appears to have been added to physically but no updates had been made to the folder numbers, the box labels or the finding aid. For example any given box can start with folder number 8, go to 25, then start over at 1 with many correspondents being bumped to the next box. Normally this is not enough to warrant a "red alert" or a high prioritization for fixing the 29 document boxes of correspondence, but lately there has been a surge in researchers interested in Freer leading to more frequent frustrations on my part for having to double check every correspondence box I pulled. I'm an archivist. I like to have things in order.
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