Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Family Papers Next Step...Continued - 21COFH

Last week, we went a little deeper into a select portion of family papers. I was working with Dad's correspondence from his childhood and early adult years. Due to a busy week, I didn't include comments for Step 4:
As you are doing these steps, it's a good idea to look at the documents to get an idea of what they are all about. The detail you wish to get into for these steps is totally up to you.

You may wish to do an item by item inventory and description. Or a more general inventory and description may suit you just fine. It depends on what you want to do with your collection long term.
This week I went with the general inventory and description. Since I will wish to work with these letters more in-depth in the future, next week I will do an item by item inventory and description. What we are doing is developing "finding aids" to help us locate things more easily in the future.

Here's the short blurb I wrote in OneNote:

These letters are from Dad's childhood and early adult years. The letters are mostly to and from friends and family with a few items regarding Naval service. The years covered are 1933 through the early 1950s.

So, some of Dad's correspondence started out looking like this:

And ended up looking like this:

Next up is the item by item description.

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