Paper Update

I have Dad Clark’s journal! He’s the guy who I’m writing a historical paper on – I’ve been working on for the past couple of months. This is a huge, huge breakthrough, because the original copy is for all intents and purposes, in accessible to me. (It’s held by the camp, and the only time that I’d really be able to take a good look at it would be during regular office hours.) I’ve since been working with Jim Albright, one of the experts on camp history, and he had a copy of the journal, a collection of 659 pictures of each page in the journal. Now, I have a primary source, rather than a handful of secondary sources.
The big drawback to this is that I now have several hundred pages to go through, almost all in cursive – it’s going to take me a long time to go through it all, and it’s most likely going to add on a huge number of pages to a paper that I’m already trying to keep the page count down on – I’m at 25, and I don’t want to go over 30. Still, this is a huge wealth of information that will really put me into the early days of camp and right into Byron Clark’s head, something that I really haven’t been able to do that easily.

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