Last week, Pei started working at Them Days again. He recently graduated from his Master of Folklore program at Memorial, which coincided nicely with our receiving a grant from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program. We’re starting Phase II of the Labrador Identification and Dissemination Initiative, more commonly known as #IDThemDays, and Pei is going to be the Project Researcher for a whole year! You can imagine how excited I am. Since I started at Them Days almost 10 years ago (!!!), one of my goals has been to get the Miscellaneous section of our negative collection straightened out. Terra got the project off to a great start in 2016, but we only had enough money to keep her on for a few months. Now Pei will be building on what she’s accomplished. So expect some posts with archival photos soon! (And if you’re nearby, some tea-and-photo events too!)
Pei did a great job helping out with the Grub issue just before I went on maternity leave, and I know he’ll do a great job in this new position too! Welcome back, Pei!