Elam House

Lessons from a Novice Archivist by Elise Zerega, Novice Archivist.

By: Elise Zerega (BMRC Processing Intern)
  • People choose to save some pretty random things.

As a current history student, I find myself wondering what, if anything, I should be saving for future historians. Sometimes doing archival work, you wonder, why would anyone think this would be necessary to future historians? Dr. Margaret Burroughs, founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History, saved three to four copies of nearly every piece of correspondence sent out with regards to The Friends of the Elam Home Foundation.

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