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Digital Discussion – Archiving Large Scale Collections

Monday, June 29 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

$10/ Free for Members
vintage photo of BU Gate Car on elevated track

What goes into assessing and processing a large body of archival material in a museum?  Go behind the scenes with Transit Museum archivists to learn more about the research processes, logistical considerations, and steps taken to make these important historical documents accessible to our audience.

Join Collections Manager Desiree Alden-Gonzalez for a deep dive into archival work through an exploration of the Lonto-Watson Collection, one of the Museum’s largest archival collections, comprised of over 40,000 photographic materials that document the history and development of New York City’s transportation system.

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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

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Photo: Last Elevated Train to Brooklyn, March, 6, 1941. Lonto-Watson Collection, New York Transit Museum.

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Date:
Monday, June 29
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
$10/ Free for Members
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