Donating Organized Genealogical Papers #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>

The recent query about the availability of the genealogical papers of Dr.
Jacobi & the response that the archive holding them doesn't have the staff
to make them accessible has brought forward something that has been
bothering me since I became aware of a similar situation regarding the
papers of the late John Henry Richter.

I intend to donate my papers, which most likely won't be as extensive as
these collections. I don't want to make a lot of work for the archive I
choose. It would be lovely to have guidelines as to how my material
should be organized/catalogued to make the process of integrating
my stuff with an archive's collection as efficient as possible.

To those Jewishgenners with library/archive backgrounds: am I dreaming?
Are the requirements of each archive so unique as to make guidelines
impossible? If not, can someone provide an infofile or references?

Such guidelines should make it easier for us to find our way around our
stuff, too.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI

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