I can hardly believe that its almost 3 weeks since I arrived in Virginia City. Since arriving I have learned soo much about government documents and records. My weeks are filled with crazy goals, yet somehow I accomplish them. This experience truly is teaching me how to project plan. A most important asset in this procedure to plan well at the start of a project and, of course, be flexible to change and tweak the plan along the way. At the start of my summer here, the archive aka the dungeon I work in, looked very similar to this picture. By the time the picture was taken I had moved around stacks of books.
The books are huge and heavy. I can easily protect myself with them!!! It often makes me wonder how the women from earlier decades could lift them. Nonetheless, I really enjoy working for the Clerk & Recorder's Office and for Kathleen Mumme.
Have the esteem pleasure of living in the first territorial capital building. Constructed in 1866, served as the county courthouse during Virginia City's stint as territorial capital (1865-1875). As Madison County was one of the original nine counties created by the first territorial legislature in 1865.
This blog is to chronicle summer 2017 spent in Virginia City, Montana as a Student Archivist working for the Montana Historical Society and the Madison County Clerk and Recorder Office. With at least one post a week.