2010 At the Archives: A Year in Review

2010 was an eventful year for us at the University Archives and we would like to review our year with you.
See entries below for previous months.

JULY

The main activity during this month was the arduous task of packing up the collection and moving it to new temporary premises on West Road on the campus and for organizing the materials in its new location. Since the new location was a former three bedroom house, the shelves had to be configured for the new space and even the cupboards were used to house records.

Staff from Mona Registry Records Services packing up the records

Staff from Mona Registery Records Services packing up the records.

Archival records all boxed up and ready to go

Archival records all boxed up and ready to go

Records on the move to West Road, Mona Campus

Records on the move to West Road, Mona Campus

 

Boxes arrive at the new (temporary) repository

Boxes arrive at the new (temporary) repository

Visit to Haiti

Between July 11 and 17, John Aarons went to Haiti as the leader of a three member team to conduct workshops in basic preservation and conservation techniques at the National Library and National Archives of Haiti.  This was a component of the assistance programme of UWI, Mona to Haiti following the earthquake in order to help safeguard Haitian heritage. As one of the workshops was held at the National Archives, he was able to tour the building housing the National Archives (which fortunately suffered little structural damage) and to assess the preservation challenges facing the staff as they tried to recover from the devastating earthquake. (See FOCUS ON HAITI: THE UWI-MONA HAITI INITIATIVE)

JAA and UWI Mona Conservation Librarian examine a document in the Haiti National Archives

John Aarons and UWI Mona Conservation Librarian examine a document in the Haiti National Archives

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