Good news! We have finally cleared the area around my desk. After many hours of work the front room is 90% cleared of boxes of books. The attached room is 70% clear. The process is underway for sorting and cataloging the 4000 volumes and the 400 hand-written plays.
Look at all the journals.
The front room is almost cleared of boxes.
The sorting table with boxes around and on top of it.
Now here are some neat finds.
Found the AMLDC Constituton in one of the desk drawers.
And here is a recent donation to the collection.
A brief note: I have recently finished graduate school which I had been attending full time for the past year and a half. I now have a great deal more time to devote to the Library and learning more Polish.
My plan of attack is to simply unpack the many boxes of books on the floor and place them on shelves. This is so I can see the full collection and so that I can have some sorting room in the center. Right now the books are organized by the author’s last name. There is no subject sorting of any kind.
This picture is from the end of June. Here you can see the amount of boxes piled in front.
Digging down through the boxes. In the doorway are the boxes emptied of books.
The space is nearly cleared.
A minor tragedy befell me. As I was placing a tiny book into a bookcase, the shelf gave way. It turns out that not all four of the shelf holders were present. Thankfully, it was a short fall and none of the books were damaged.