Hoping to visit the Library Company, Free Library, maybe the City Archives, and the Mother Bethel AME Church archives — possibly more. I’ll try to do a weekly report here on progress, then daily when I’m in the archives. I want to stay in the habit of writing over the summer, and hope this will motivate me!
I’ve had three full days off from school; time to get back to work! There’s a whole set of administrative skills needed for doing research that they don’t tell you about in the glossy school brochures… Need to set up appointments with librarians and archivists, book hotel rooms, buy bus tickets, and figure out what on earth I want to look at in some giant archives in Philly this summer.