Reply To: How to catalog a country store with thousands of items?


I like Elizabeth’s idea of contacting the insurance company and a sweeping video to show everything.

I know a simple, yet long, thing to do would be to place a TRR (Temporary Registration Record) tag with a number for the item/items. I’ve worked at a few places that did that. The TRR can be a simple as “TRR 1223 box containing 50 screws and 20 nails” and then you have an ongoing list of what the TRR numbers indicate.

In the future, when someone has time, they can actually accession all of the material but it would give you a good idea of how many items are in the collection and the types of artifacts.