A Day In The Archives

Last Thursday during class in the archives, it was interesting to observe the vast amount of resources that are available to us and the legitimacy of these resources. By legitimacy I mean that these books, letters, essays, and notes  are originals that date back centuries. I was surprised by how much the Emory Archives receives and has collected over the years as well as the intricate process by which the articles are preserved. Most obviously I learned how to use these files and gain access because it is something I was not fully aware of. But additionally I learned how useful these archives could be and how difficult it can be to decode historical articles and pieces as seen by the photograph exercise. Lastly, I learned about the balcony.