School’s Out for Summer, But Dolan Collection Work Continues

During the summer Dolan Collection Curator Thomas Lawrence Long, associate professor in residence in the UConn School of Nursing, has lined up nearly a dozen projects to sustain the collection and to make it more accessible.

First up: Sorting, culling, organizing, and cataloging the book collection in the Eleanor Krohn Herrmann Reading Room in the Widmer Wing of Storrs Hall.

Shown here are Lisa Soder, administrative services assistant who supervises student workers, and her student worker Karen Vazquez.

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Karen efficiently sorted the hundreds of books into three groups: those published before 1900; those published between 1900 and 1940; and those published after 1940 until the present.

Betsy Pittman, university archivist and the archivist for UConn’s nursing history collections in the Dodd Center, will review the collection to determine which would usefully be acquisitioned by Archives and Special Collections where they would be cataloged, housed, and made available to researchers more readily.

Those that remain in the Herrmann Reading Room will be cataloged later this summer using free online databases provided by LibraryThing and LibraryCat.