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  About the Library
  • Library Overview
  • RWWL Vision, Mission and Values
  About Archives Research Center
  • Departmental Overview
  • Staff
  About the Morehouse King Collection
  • RWWL as Custodian
  • Collection Overview
  • Notable Items
  • Book Listing
  • News Releases
  • In the News
  Accessing the Collection
  • Collection Finding Aid
  • Access Policy and Procedure
  • Exhibition Loan Policy
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  The Path to Scholarly Access
  • Transitioning from Sotheby's
  • Inventory and Control
  • The Atlanta History Center Exhibit
  • Arrangement and Description
  The MLK Jr. Archival Collaborative
  • Phase I & Phase II
  • Partner Institutions
  Morehouse College
  Contact Us
  • Contact Information
  The Path to Scholarly Access
  Inventory and Control
   
  On September 14, 2006, the Library confirmed receipt of 71 cartons from Sotheby’s in New York. In the succeeding weeks, staff attention turned to re-housing items in appropriate containers and placing them on archival shelving in a secure environmentally monitored vault. At present, the collection's re-housed items and approximately 1,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets comprise about 36 linear feet.  That number is expected to increase, as the re-housing efforts continue today. 

The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection arriving at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center by special Federal Express truck on September 14, 2006
Bob and Ellie Marrs of Federal Express White Glove Service unload the first box of items within the Morehouse King Collection.

The initial inventory and control process revealed that the collection had no consistent order, with evidence of repeated disarrangement over many years. As a result, in-depth processing planning, decision making and staff effort were required to bring about the best arrangement protocol.

Woodruff Library maintenance technician Spencer Johnson (left) assists Karen Jefferson (right), Head of Archives & Special Collections at the Woodruff Library of the AUC, in checking cartons containing the King Collection upon their arrival.
Brenda S. Banks (right), chief archivist and project manager for the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, reviews the shipping manifest with Woodruff Library CEO & Director Loretta Parham as King Collection boxes arrive at the Library’s Archives & Special Collections Department.
 
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