Into the Stacks - Audrey's Month in Review

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July 3, 2017

Audrey Lengel, Assistant Photo Librarian

It's officially summer now, which means that July is upon us and my month taking over social media has drawn to an end! But don't worry, you will meet our next INTO THE STACKS tour guides later this week. Before they introduce themselves and share their behind-the-scenes adventures, let's take a look at what I shared with you over the past month.

First, I started with a brief look at our photograph archival space - a temperature controlled room here at the American Institute of Physics. Most of our photographic prints are in the file cabinets against the wall organized by subject (typically a physicist's last name; you can see some Farnsworth and Fermi files if you look closely at the second picture!) We also have a number of slide collections, which we keep in acid-free binder sheets. Photographs are typically kept much colder than other types of materials, which is why we have a photo area separate from our paper archival collections:

You got a sneak peek of some large-format prints of our images that I'm working with:

I showed off some of our slide collections while selecting the July Photos of the Month:

I took some selfies with the rest of the staff for National Selfie Day:

I showed you one of my favorite photos from the archives and celebrated my 1st anniversary with AIP:

And I finished up my month with a photo of an unprocessed collection I've been working with recently. Look out for the next edition of our History Newsletter for more about this new photo donation!