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Friday, August 16 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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... Read More →
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Jay Trask

Head of Archives & Special Collections/Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado

Friday August 16, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
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