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Thursday, August 15 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
P03 PROFESSIONAL POSTER - Sixteen Tons: Appraising the Records of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company

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The Colorado Fuel and Iron Archives began life as a collection of 20,000 cubic feet of records housed in five separate buildings abandoned on the grounds of a largely inactive steel mill in Pueblo, Colorado. Faced with this mountain of business records, the newly hired archivists of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. needed an appraisal strategy. A combination of literature review, consultation with industry and business archives specialists, and perseverance yielded a workable methodology that enabled them to reduce the collection to a more manageable size without sacrificing content.

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Bev Allen

University Archivist/Records Manager, Colorado State University, Pueblo
I love my job! I enjoy working with our donors to continue building the Southern Colorado Ethnic Heritage and Diversity Archives - I have learned so much from them! They have helped me learn about the Colorado Chicano Movement and are such enthusiastic supporters of our program. We do a lot of outreach to the community, and this in turn has built stronger partnerships between the university and Pueblo, Colorado. | | Outside of work, my... Read More →

Jay Trask

Head of Archival Services, University of Northern Colorado
Jay Trask is an Associate Professor and the Head of Archival Services at the University of Northern Colorado. He has worked in archival institutions throughout Colorado, including the National Wildlife Research Center, the Colorado State Archives and Colorado State University-Pueblo. One of his most challenging positions was as Head Archivist for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Archives in Pueblo. This grant-funded project consisted of organizing... Read More →

Thursday August 15, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Salon Foyer

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