Summer at Old South
For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you will know that we have had an ongoing project over at Old South Church in Copley Square for a few years now. For those of you just tuning in, the executive summary is as follows:
We have housed the church's earliest records for several decades now. When their historian suggested in December 2009 that there was material that was ready to come over to be added to the existing collection, it dominoed into a 2+ year project. In that time, we have had eleven spectacular students working to sort through their records on site. Our finished product is going to be a finding aid that describes the materials kept here at the library, the microfilmed material, and the records kept at the church.
One of the last students on the job now in a volunteer capacity is Veronica Denison. She is doing the last 10% of the work, writing up the finding aid, and reboxing the collection. Our goal is to be done by the end of August. She will be sharing her thoughts on her summer experience in a few weeks.