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Have We Learned Anything? Lessons from the WCVB Collection

Submitted by Shannon

Director David Weiss often introduces me as the oldest living intern. And during my tenure, twice now, as intern at NHF, I admit to loving the time on staff in equal measure with my years, that is, as my age increases so does my joy!

There were chilling moments, however, during the year while viewing selections from the 4,600 tapes in the WCVB collection. I am in my 70s working as an archivist now, but began adult life, with young children, as a professional journalist.


Discovering What is Hidden in the WCVB Collection

Submitted by Shannon

Outside the lupin was blooming, and inside NHF the inventory for the WCVB Collection, the subject of our new CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) grant, grew to more than 4,700 items, up from early estimations of about 2,400 when the grant was written.
During the inventory each item of this new acquisition was visually inspected and initial notes were made, after reading the can notes or box labels, about the content of each program, and fragility of the program’s tape or film.

Here is what we found among the reels and boxes.

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