To this end I have spent the last couple of weeks creating a box list for this material. This is essential for planning just how this collection is to be processed, and for providing me with an idea of the scale of the challenge I have in store. It is time consuming work, but the excitement of exploring the collection for the first time more than makes up for this.
|Box listing in progress: photograph and technical drawing of the original Hull Docks grab dredger.|
|Blueprint of new Conservancy lightship showing optical apparatus. 1919.|
|Illustration from a souvenir guide from the opening of King George Dock in 1914|
The box listing is just a first step on the road to producing a comprehensive catalogue for the entire collection. The next step will be to begin sorting and arranging some of the key record groups identified from this work.
Robert Astin, Project Archivist