Sometimes the Museum will receive a large collection and for one reason or another never gets scanned into our archival images. We scan all archival items that we receive as it is easier to locate a picture within a properly documented folder. This also allows for the archival material to remain untouched and preserved (as items that are touched and handled more often have the tendency to wear down quicker thanks to the oils in our hands). Items that are accessioned are properly placed in archival boxes, labelled and shelved, which means once this happens, they tend to stay in their boxes.
When one of our staff was working on our Memory Lane Mondays posts, we noticed that a large portion of Meadowland photos that we had received in 2008 had not been scanned. As we had received hundreds of photos it isn’t that shocking of a discovery. So, the situation was corrected, and the scanning continued. Luckily now the whole Meadowland school collection has been fully scanned and we can show off some of our favourite photographs!