Month: October 2011

Clint Hill at the Kennedy Library

Getting Help with Identifications

      Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill sits down with Kennedy Library metadata catalogers working on our digitization project. During the administration, Mr. Hill was assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy, and he became a nationally recognized figure because of his quick action during the events of November 22, 1963. Mr. Hill collaborated with…

Tazewell Shepard, Chester Clifton, General Douglas MacArthur

What do we Have Here?

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist In case you missed the announcement, the Kennedy Library is busily working to digitize its holdings.  We’ve made a lot of headway with our photographs, but an interesting by-product of this effort are those moments when we look at a photo, sit back in our chairs, and say “who…


Parsing Processing

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist Having brought our Declassification staff in to dispel some of the obscurity that surrounds their work, we thought we should put that work in the larger context of archival processing as a whole.  To that end, we asked the leader of our processing unit to explain what she does.…