September 2020

Cover of lengthy specifications document for Anderson House, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1988, Alfred Newman Beadle Collection, MS MSS 30.
By Harold Housley, Assistant Archivist (Architecture, Arts and Design)

Architectural drawings are important sources for documenting a building and are often the most requested and used records in architectural-related archival collections. But other types of records found in architectural collections are equally important and useful to researchers. Among other records that researchers... read more

Seonaid Valiant, Ph.D., MLIS, Curator for Latin American Studies, ASU Library.
In September 2019 I traveled to Chengdu, China representing Arizona State University (ASU) Library in the Sichuan University Libraries Exchange program. The ASU Library has sent six librarians to Chengdu since 2011.

During my month at Sichuan University, I learned about the storage and conservation practices for the Sichuan University’s Special Collections materials. For preservation many of the medieval materials are stored in custom built cedar chests... read more