Syracuse University Library, Special Collections
Library and Information Science
After explaining the specialness of special collections, Manwaring compares the processing of books and serials, with their preselected, pre-organized content, to the processing of manuscripts, which "reflect the chaos inherent in real life." The latter requires "total immersion" in order to "discover and reflect the underlying structure of the individual's life experience" while making his or her papers accessible to scholars.
Manwaring, Kathleen, "Manuscripts Processing at Syracuse: An Insider's View" (2001). The Courier. Paper 315.