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STL Special Libraries Spotlight: Missouri History Museum Research Library & Archives July 16, 2009

Posted by Cynthia in Library Stuff.
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Yesterday evening the Special Libraries class visited the Missouri History Museum Research Library and Archives. Our host, Emily Jaycox treated us with a tour of her wonderful library, which is located in the former United Hebrew Synagogue along South Skinker road.  As with all of our visits this summer to various libraries, the presentation was excellent and very informative. One thing that particularly stood out for me was the information on how the library does it archival and preservation work.  As a relatively new student in library science who has not had any real exposure to this subject,  this part of the trip filled in some conceptual blanks for me relating to the processes that goes on to preserve library materials.  As I was an Anthropology student in my undergrad years, I found the historical collections as well as the work that the library is doing to preserve and digitize the materials in their care captivating. The fact that this library is housed in a reconstructed piece of history from the 1920’s makes this one of my favorite visits so far!
CJS

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