Processing the Abele Collection
Using information gleaned from the appraisal, Fred gets a better handle on what is in the collection.
Here he looks more closely at each scrapbook to determine if the scrapbooks have themes and makes notes. This particular scrapbook consists of railroad postcards and photographs of various railroads.
He then affixes a label to the scrapbook.
He also inserts his notes into each scrapbook to help later when he begins to create a more detailed finding aid. Also, if the scrapbooks need to be disbound to better house the materials therein, the notes will help preserve the integrity of the collection in each and the intent of Mr. Abele when he put the scrapbook together.
Close-up of the notes from three of the scrapbooks.
As the scrapbooks are examined more closely, they are grouped according to topic in the boxes and the boxes are relabeled, reflecting what is in them.