Friday, May 9, 2014
"Beardsley #" versus "Beardsley Inventory No."
Students: some of you are confusing the number found on some of the round tags "Beardsley #" (commonly also the SSC number) with the Beardsley Inventory No. called for on your worksheet. To find the Beardsley Inventory No., open the digital accession file on SacCT and search the original hand-written Beardsley inventory produced in the 1950s.
In some instances, that number became the last in the accession trinomial (when those were assigned in 1974), but this wasn't always the case. Likewise, when the "Sacramento State College" catalog cards were produced in the 1960s, the original Beardsley Inventory number sometimes became the SSC Catalog No., but there were many (many) misattributions, misnumberings, etc. And then the MS-Access database has other problems. Your job isn't to correct these in those records, but to record them as they appear and then to point out in the "Notes" portion, that these problems occurred.