We are pleased to announce the photograph and audiovisual portion of the NAM collection is now fully processed and available to researchers.
At times, processing a collection feels like being handed a puzzle with variable pieces and no picture of how it will look when it's done. It's great to see how everything fits together; making sense out of something that will help others.
For this first part of the project, the photographs and audiovisual materials are 78 linear feet. What is the 78 linear feet comprised of?
Here is a breakdown of NAM audiovisual collection by the numbers…
Approximately 18 linear feet of photographs, contact sheets, negatives, and 35mm slides that total an estimated 24,000 unique images
104 videotapes (includes multiple formats like U-Matic, VHS, Beta, and 1” and 2” inch tape)
67 audio tape reels
66 audio records
8 objects (The objects include awards presented to NAM and items sent by members)
7 audiscan cartridges (Read more about audiscans here)
To see a detailed inventory of the NAM audiovisual collection, the finding aid can be viewed here.
To see a small selection of photographs, films, and manuscripts, see the new NAM collection in the Hagley Digital Archives
Ashley Williams is the National Association of Manufacturers Project Archivist at the Hagley Museum and Library.