Ten-Year Backlog Project Underway
Thank you, Ill. Akram R. Elias, 33Â°, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia!
Illustrious Akram Elias, 33Â°, came into the Library several months ago and said â€œJoan, what do you need for the library?â€ I showed him our unbound backlog of Masonic Periodicals, Proceedings and miscellanea from the United States and other countries (see below). He asked me to find a bindery that could take on this project. I contacted several binderies and we chose Wert Bindery in Grantville, PA. One of the nice features about Wert Bindery is that they are close enough where they will pick up the volumes that need to be bound and return them once they are finished.
Photo: Unsightly unbound periodicals and magazines.
Photo: Newly bound periodicals as a result of PGM Akramâ€™s initiative.
This is the first shipment we have received back from the bindery and there is currently the same amount at the bindery now.
With your help we can continue this endeavor!
Dress Me Upâ€
The Library of the Supreme Council, 33Â°, has extensive binding needs for its archival collections. To preserve these items for the future, they must be bound. For example, the periodicals are usually one year's worth of works in order by month or volume and then bound together. Once they return from the bindery, we will catalog them and place them back on the shelves in their specific state or country. The American periodicals are arranged in the library in alphabetical order by state and in another section of the stacks, and the foreign periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order by country.
As a sponsor, you can have a choice of which periodical, proceeding, or miscellanea you would like â€œto get dressed up.â€ Or I would be happy to select one or several for you. Perhaps you would like to insure your Orientâ€™s publications are safely preserved. For $100 you can help get these periodicals back on the library's shelves.
As we get the items back from the bindery and cataloged, your name as a sponsor will be put into our catalog system database along with the item or items you have sponsored. If you are interested in helping the the library achieve this task, please call Joan Kleinknecht at 202â€“777â€“3139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.