|Lesson:||Lesson 4: Description|
|Topic:||Practice with Finding Aids|
Practice with Finding Aids
Now that you have learned about the core elements of a finding aid, you are going to create one on your own.
We have provided background notes about the collection. (Think of them as the processor’s research notes) to get you started.
About the Collection
Your organization is the ABC Department of Archives and Local History.
The Sailing Association
Sailing Association Minutes
Minutes are arranged as follows:
Using the Finding Aid Worksheet and the background information, you should now draft the elements of your finding aid.
Now that you have created your own draft of a finding aid for this collection, take a look at the finding aid we created for it. Compare yours with this one and make any revisions you think are appropriate. Keep the researchers' point of view in mind when you make your revisions. What would they be looking for and how would they look for it?
1. Read the background information in the left column.
2. Open the Finding Aid Worksheet and draft each element of a finding aid for this collection.
3. Make sure to save your work when you’re finished.