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Wayne State Anthropology Museum

This is a request from the Wayne State University's Anthropology Museum asking for help in inventorying their materials. Text from request is appended here.
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Wayne State Anthropology Museum Connection
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Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 10:21 AM
Megan M McCullen
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Hi Megan -

Great to connect with you!

As Alexandra had mentioned - I'm the new University Archivist.

I'm more than happy to meet with you on all of this.

I'd be glad to see what you have, talk with you about the materials, answer questions, discuss strategies, etc.

Let me know what works for you.

Best,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

Please meet the new director of the Anthropology Museum
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Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 10:16 AM
Alexandra Orchard
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Absolutely -

Sounds Great,

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027
Alexandra Orchard

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Today, 10:13 AM
Alison Stankrauff
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That sounds perfect! Let me know what I can do to help, and/or if you have any questions.

Thanks!
-Alexandra

Alison Stankrauff

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Today, 10:12 AM
Oh Right!

I remember getting this - and being psyched about it.

And I still am!

I'm happy to follow up with Megan solo or to work with you on it...

I'm imagining with the mix of materials they've got a few of us would be pulled into the process eventually - even tangentially....

I'm happy to follow up with Megan now and see where it goes and keep you updated.

Does that sound good?

Alison Stankrauff
University Archivist
Wayne State University
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
48202
alison.stankrauff@wayne.edu
313-577-4027

Alexandra Orchard

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Today, 9:55 AM
Alison Stankrauff
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This message was sent with high importance.
Hi Alison,

We/you should follow up with Megan. Not sure how you want to handle it, and I don't want to step on your toes, but also happy to work together on this. Let me know if you want to talk.

Thanks!
-Alexandra

Alexandra Orchard

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Fri 9/8, 10:38 AM
Alison Stankrauff
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Hi Alison,

Wow! I didn't mean you needed to respond now. Don't worry about this right now, we'll talk more next week.

They're all in your new place? I hope things are going OK. Let me know if you need anything! ❤

-A

Alexandra Orchard

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Fri 9/8, 10:20 AM
Megan M McCullen;
Alison Stankrauff
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Hi Megan,

I'm so glad that Kathryn introduced us! Absolutely, the Reuther can help you. Our reference archivist, Kristen Chinery, has recently been working with members of the Anthropology department to make materials from Professor Pilling's papers available for an upcoming exhibit. We're happy to do whatever we can to preserve WSU's legacy and make it available.

Since these are university materials, you will also want to speak with our University Archivist, Alison Stankrauff. I've included her on this email, but please be aware that Alison is new, and her first day is Monday, so it may take a few days for her to get in touch with you.

It sounds like you have a mix of manuscript and audiovisual materials. I work with manuscript materials and recently updated our paper-based digitization procedures and best practices. For audiovisual materials, we can bring in one of our audiovisual archivist who can speak to how best to digitize these items.

I'll follow up with Alison next week and we'll be in touch.

Best wishes and have a great weekend,
Alexandra
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From: Megan M McCullen
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:19 PM
To: Alexandra Orchard
Subject: Re: Please meet the new director of the Anthropology Museum

Hi Alexandra,

Kathryn caught me in our Museum Archives today while I was brooding over all of our non-digitized papers, glass slides, and old maps. I'm planning to talk to our GRA about what has been digitized and what equipment we have here, but it is definitely overwhelming! She said you may be a person to talk to about the best practices for digitizing some of our materials?

I'm also going to try and get a library science student involved with helping us manage our archives - we apparently had a student a few years ago and that's the reason we are as organized as we are.

-Megan

Dr. Megan M. McCullen
Director - Museum of Anthropology & Planetarium
Wayne State University
Old Main Building
Detroit, MI 48201

megan.mccullen@wayne.edu
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From: Kathryn Wrench
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:12:33 PM
To: Megan M McCullen; Alexandra Orchard
Subject: Please meet the new director of the Anthropology Museum

Hi Alexandra, I'd like to introduce you to Megan McCullen (via email), our new director of the Anthropology Museum and Planetarium in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Megan is working on cataloguing artifacts and I thought that's similar to your expertise, so I'd like to introduce you. She's also very nice, so you have another thing in common. I told her that you're a wonderful person to ask about Wayne resources related to archiving.

See you soon!

Kathryn Wrench, Associate Director
Research Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Office Phone: +1-313-5772543
Cellular: +1-248-3721675


http://clas.wayne.edu/research/

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