Re: [BCAB] Archives Brian Lingard 18 Nov 2012 06:40 GMT
Ottawa Canada Dear Gerald and List: Thank you for describing the rules in effect at the archives about only their staff being allowed to photocopy documents and that the material is on reels of microfilm, not microfiche. And that some of the material is handwritten. I can definitely see your problem. One thought that comes to mind is contacting a retired stenographer or really good and accurate typist and asking if they would be willing to do the work at less than what a commercial steno firm would charge. They might love the chance to keep in practice and might even be interested in the sort of matters the legal docs encompass. Another idea is to search for a small herd of volunteer typists to key the material into laptops then read their finished work. If other students in your class are doing similar research,, you may find them amenable to doing this, but your project sounds rather specialized. Not sure who you would contact with a view to funding your project. Sometimes fraternal organizations will fund projects, especially if it involves something they were involved with at the time the docs were written. Heard Ireland is virtually bust so guess you can't ask The Irish Sweepstakes people or another lottery for help. Thanks for filling me in about being in Ireland, not the UK. Brian Brian K. Lingard E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1 (613) 247-0665 Mobile: +1 (613) 725-6602 New York, NY Tel: +1 (646) 797-2862 FAX: +1 (613) 247-9998 Skype: ve3yiab2ji15 This message composed using J-Say and Dragon Naturally Speaking.