MUW working to update school archives

Mississippi_University_for_WomenThe Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi University for Women will store its archives in another building until library renovations are completed.

When the work is completed, the archives will be moved to the second floor of the library.

MUW archivist Derek Webb says in a news release that volunteers will go folder by folder making sure the papers are free of contaminants before moving them. He says a new project this fall will let students intern in the archives.

Webb says MUW has received a grant to pay two preservation consultants to visit in September and prepare a report on historic collections care, long-range planning and fundraising.

Webb will attend a conference in New Orleans in August that includes sessions on preserving collections, streamlining processing of new acquisitions and collecting oral histories.