There was a great crowd at the OJAC on Sunday afternoon for the official dedication and grand opening of the new archives addition! A short ceremony was held at 1:30 pm to honor Clifton and Shirley Caldwell for their contribution of the new wing, and afterwards the public was invited to tour the new space.
The addition includes exhibition space that features the re-installation of the Sallie Reynolds Matthews Collection, along with cases which will highlight other materials and documents from the Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives' collections. New office space, as well as an expanded reading room provide plenty of working space for both researchers and staff. Attendees were also allowed to view the new archives storage room, which will generally not be open to the public.