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  • Elizabeth Cisney Smith dissecting a cadaver with her class (The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections)

    Hidden Collections 2015

    April 13, 2016

    Archivists follow guidelines for processing and describing collections that allow room for flexibility on collection organization. This blog post explains the need for guidelines through the processing of two different collections: the Isabel Smith Stein collection on Elizabeth Cisney Smith (a collection of personal papers ) and the Kiwanis Club of Jenkintown (a collection on a local chapter of a global philanthropic organization) where Dr. Smith's collection was arranged by her children and reflected a story of their mother's life, and the Kiwanis Club's had less organization and the order decided by the archivist.

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