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Thursday, May 12, 2011

A tweeted day at the NAA

On 11 May 2011 I live-blogged my day at the National Anthropological Archives. Using twitter and reproduced here, this is some of what happens for us on run-of-the-mill days at the Museum Support Center.

- Josh Gorman, Program Assistant, National Anthropological Archives






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Good morning! Live-tweeting a day at the NAA. First up, finding stamps to send some deeds of gift. And coffee.


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Busy day in the reading room- five researchers and most of the interns. Will be helping Leanda pull, I bet.


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Oh - and volunteers. Alan Bain is hard at work describing the AAA association papers (siris record; ) Thanks Alan!


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New collection came yesterday- made a new accession for Gina for the Carl Etter photos Look it came w/ box lists!


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Quick find a report I wrote two months ago! How many square feet do we use?



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Seriously - no one has stamps?



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Lars from NMNH repatriation office is in looking for more funerary objects. Looking at Collins' and Hrdlicka at Nunivak isl. and Hooper Bay.


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Lars at work



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SIRIS records: Collins, ; Hrdlicka,



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Waiting for a signature - Acting Director Candace Greene keeps pretty busy around here.


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Mark at our partner archive, the Human Studies Film Archive, is disposing a huge stack of used film canisters.


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Lorain is working through the inventory of the SAA papers - lots of association records here to take care of


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SIRIS record for SAA:



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Just offered a collection - records related to the Kennewick man court case! Really important part of NAGPRA history!


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Some interesting lunchtime reading from @ The Digital Humanities Situation


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Love my picture? Army surgeon Edward Palmer left lots of things for us to study + he's so dreamy


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Jeanine is working on our Save Americas Treasures-funded conservation and digitization of the BAE manuscripts.


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She's shooting Curtain's Karok vocabulary from 1889



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These images will help tribal-affiliated linguists take materials back to source communities and strengthen language education and programs.


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Curator Gwen Isaac surprised us today - continuing her work on We'wah looking through the vertical file.


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Sarah Keyes, fellow from AMAH is here studying immigrant/indigenous interactions in the 19th c plains as folks moved west.


JMG Finding lots of great ethnographic grounding in Ewers () Dorsey () LaFlesche ()


JMG Manning the reference desk - trying not to bother researchers and find some mobile work to do. Should have pulled some boxes for myself ;)




JMG Finally got to pull some items from the pod! Leanda was so on top of it today I nearly missed my chance!





JMG Now it's time to update the accessions DB on the shared network drive. Several accessions this month leaving Lorain scrambling for space.



JMG And now on to nitrate negatives. That's not a safety negative - or- How I learned to love exploding film!



JMG Thanks for the great day, folks. I'm going to call this off and finish some of the little email and other bits of the day. Ciao!

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