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Next DC-Area Researchers Meeting on September 28, 2012

by on September 19, 2012

Researchers are invited to the next researcher meeting on Friday, September 28, 2012 to meet with Research Services Executive Bill Mayer.  The meeting will be held at the National Archives at College Park  (Archives II) at 1:00 PM in lecture rooms B and C.  See you there!


Peggy Reeves September 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

No, thanks, you won’t see me at any more “researcher meetings”. I have little enough research time, too few file pulls, and too many rules about what I can order from which record groups at once and how many carts, etc… that I have to try to balance while running up and down the stairs to deal with wrong boxes and rejections, not to mention having to walk the whole length of the “reserved” desk room just to check out and turn in each file that I look at, having to sign my name, date, and time in multiple places on the SAME piece of paper! These are the same problems that have existed for at least 10 years. In fact, we used to get 6 file pulls every day, not four.

I am not going to voluntarily waste even more of my valuable time by attending meetings that are pointless and unproductive. It’s easier for me to submit my comments remotely.

Peggy Reeves

Marie V Melchiori, CG, CGl September 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Are you sure this is at A-1 and not A-2?

Karen September 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Are you sure that this isn’t supposed to be at Archives II not Archives I? We already had a meeting at Archives I with Mr. Mayer

Mary (admin) September 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

Oops! Thank you for catching my mistake. I have updated the post to reflect that the meeting is at Archives II in College Park.

Angela McGhie September 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I was excited to hear that today at the meeting a request for all Preliminary Inventories and Finding Aids be scanned, and made available online. We have asked for this before, and hopefully it will be heard and acted upon this time.

Rebecca October 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Most of the descriptions in preliminary inventories and inventories have been entered into NARA’s online catalog: You can search for the descriptions using the title of the finding aid. For example, “Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States Coast Guard” will return 298 series descriptions.

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