These little gems of knowledge that I gained over a couple of years spent exclusively processing literary archives got me through some pretty rough roads. While the basic archival principles I learned in school still applied, I nonetheless perceived some unique qualities in authors' papers that required the adoption of special methods. So, in the spirit of state archival camaraderie, I'd like to share the ten most useful things I learned about processing literary papers for the benefit of those who haven't had to deal with them yet.



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