archives

State-of-the-art for history

Madeline McDermott, associate archivist for collection management at the Jesuit Archives, pulled an unsorted box from the archives on April 2. The Jesuit Archives and Research Center holds collections for researchers from around the world.

To say the new Jesuit Archives and Research Center has "room to grow" would be an understatement ... make that, a vast understatement.

Consider that its new headquarters is more than six times larger than its old space. The archives now have 32,000-square feet of climate-controlled storage space, whereas they used to be crammed into about 5,000-square feet at the provincial offices in the Central West End.

Also, its storage area has room enough for 51,000 letter-size boxes, whereas only 6,000 boxes are needed for the entire current collection of artifacts, documents and books.

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