Perkins Archives Selected for the Roving Archivist Grant

Benjamin F. Smith and Edward J. Waterhouse Correspondence Files from 1961-1976.

Benjamin F. Smith and Edward J. Waterhouse Correspondence Files from 1961-1976.

June 18, 2014

The Perkins Archives was recently host to Roving Archivist Rachel Onuf, who worked with staff to process a 41.25 linear foot collection of Perkins' Directors' files that date from 1950 to 2000. The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) and its Roving Archivist Program provides selected institutions with assistance in the form of a trained archivist.

At the Perkins Archives, this translated to processing assistance that specifically focused on using More Product, Less Process (MPLP) methods to efficiently process this extensive collection of files.

A finding aid for this collection is now available at Perkins' Directors' Office Files, 1950-2000.