Tuesday, September 21, 2010

6 Questions About...Carol Waggoner-Angleton

NAME: Carol Waggoner-Angleton
POSITION: Special Collections Assistant
INSTITUTION: Reese Library Augusta State University

How long have you lived in Augusta and how did you come to live there?  I’ve lived in Augusta for seven years.  This turned out to be my husband’s last Air Force assignment and we like it so much we decided to stay put a while.

What is the focus of the archives/library/museum where you work?  Reese Library Special Collections focuses on the history of the University, the history of Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and the history of Georgia.  We no longer collect actively in Genealogy but maintain the sources we do have.

What is your favorite thing in your holdings?  That is like asking me who my favorite child is.  For a taste of the materials we hold, see our presentations for past Archives Months at http://www.aug.edu/~liblsc/digital-projects.html

What aspect of archival work are you most interested in, especially for the future of the profession?  My primary interest is in access and description.  If materials are not used for research, they remain lost treasures and research needs are not served without adequate access and description.  That said, I’m also a believer in the “good enough” record.

What is your favorite bar or restaurant in Augusta and why?  My favorite restaurant in Augusta is the Pizza Joint.  They have a fabulous veggie calzone and they are well within anyone’s budget.

What is the one thing that you think all SGA/SCAAers should do or see in Augusta?  My Special Collections department of course!  No seriously, the Woodrow Wilson House.  And everybody should touch the Haunted Pillar.

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