Progress Update: September 2016

Things are moving along with descriptive metadata of the microfilm. I have been busy describing convention minutes and reports and recently Foreign Division files. Creating records for the Foreign Division files has given me a renewed appreciation for the internet and Wikipedia and google translate specifically. The YWCA of the U.S.A. cooperates with or works in many countries throughout the world during times of great political and social change. Even the names of countries and areas change in the sometimes brief years of YWCA activity there. Online tools allow me to do some quick reference in order to understand the context¬†of the political, social and economic situations facing these countries. Archivists who processed and described prior to the internet, I appreciate your hard work and dedication and I’m super thankful to have the internet at my fingertips today.¬† I’m learning everyday and it is so rewarding!