Saturday, February 8, 2014

Re-housing O.R. Cummings' negative collection

It's been a year since O.R. Cummings passed away.  He is sorely missed - not only for his amazing knowledge of electric railways, but also for his wonderful company.

O.R. is still keeping the Library Committee busy though!  His negative collection has been digitized by Leo Sullivan and is now at the York County Community College Library for archival preservation.  We are shifting the negatives from old acidic envelopes to archival sleeves and boxes.  Roger Somers will do the data entry to capture all of the information that O.R. had recorded on the envelopes.  Many thanks to everyone who assisted, especially to Karen Dooks who facilitated the purchase of supplies.

The old and the new: progress!

A look back at October

The Seashore Trolley Museum Library has been quietly busy over the past few months.  In the fall, we took advantage of the cool, crisp weather to do some essential shifting before the snow fell.

 Here is Rand doing some pre-sorting of materials

 Rand and Lenny re-position some of the existing wooden shelving.

 Looking tidy!

 Lee and Russ start assembling some new shelving.

 Lenny pitches in.

 More shelving arrives from the old Library building.

Many additional feet of shelving!  This should keep Mike busy over the winter.