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Friday, December 30, 2005

Huge Private Genealogical Collection Still Private

From The (Logan, Utah) Herald Journal of Dec. 30, 2005:

Everton Collection collecting dust

By Adam Benson

Nearly six months after Logan Mayor Doug Thompson announced the city’s acquisition of one of the largest privately held genealogical collections in the country, the exhibit still remains closed to the public and is still something of a political football.

All that’s standing between the 82,000-piece Everton Collection opening its doors, Logan Library Director Ronald Jenkins said, is the hiring of a full-time librarian to catalogue and oversee the daily operations of the $1.7 million collection.

“So far, we don’t have a person who has the qualifications we need,” Jenkins said. “If we had a person, we could probably have it open within a week.”

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a missing link

The missing qualification? That can't find someone who can "catalog." Those ABCs throw me too. And that Dewey guy? He just confuses the heck out of me. Soundex? Oh, come on, that's a conspiracy created by those who just can't spell.

And, by the way, if I can't find something on an index card, it just ain't worth looking for. Computers schmuters! :-)

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