Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct
20

Getting Help with Identifications

Clint Hill at the Kennedy Library

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 former Secret Service …

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Oct
12

What do we Have Here?

Football Hall of Fame Dinner in New York City December 5, 1961

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 are …

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Oct
07

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. Why …

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