Bancroft Library Roundtable: Solving Mysteries at The Bancroft Library: The Fifth (Floor) Dimension
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Kenna Fisher, MLIS, Manuscripts Cataloger, The Bancroft Library
Ever wonder how Bancroft's wonderful collections are made ready for the public? Go behind the scenes with Bancroft manuscripts cataloger Kenna Fisher as she takes you on a journey through special collections processing. Fisher will discuss how the dedicated technical professionals on the fifth floor at Bancroft work with collections to facilitate further discovery by researchers, and how she herself solved mysteries contained in two new acquisitions: a Gold Rush-era journal with a story that spans the American continents, and a World War I collection that includes the amazing story of Raymond Babcock, a country doctor from Willits who earned a Silver Star for his service in the Battle of the Argonne.