[00:00.58]Listen to a conversation between a student and an employee in the university's historical library.
[00:08.78]Employee: Morning, what can I help you find?
[00:11.65]Student: Well, I saw the internet that the university library has menus and things from local restaurants, like the Springfield Eatery?
[00:18.68]Employee: Right, a lot of local businesses have donated materials to our collection, including that restaurant.[00:24.35]I'm pretty sure we have ten or fifteen boxes of materials from there.
[00:28.52]Student: Good, I thought you were located in the main library, so I went there first and they sent me here.[00:33.57]I haven't realized the university has a separate historical library.[00:37.51]I think what you're doing is great，collecting local documents and photos, keeping a record of the region.
[00:42.74]Employee: I'm glad you see the value of it.[00:44.68]We've been collecting materials for going on seventy years now.[00:48.35]Last year we had an exhibition that showcase how the town square has changed over the past fifty years.
[00:54.64]So, that got the word out a little, but you're right.[00:57.73]A lot of students don't know we exist.[01:00.39]Well, unless they major in new history.[01:02.54]So, you're looking for something for class?
[01:06.06]Student: Not exactly.[01:07.30]My grandmother went to this university, and while she was here, she worked as a waitress.
[01:12.20]Employee: At the Springfield Eatery？
[01:14.07]Student: Yes, and that's where she met my grandfather.[01:16.55]So, they're celebrating their fiftieth anniversary this year.[01:19.72]And I noticed online that you have old menus from some of the restaurants.[01:22.84]I was thinking I could find one from the year they met and print a copy for them.
[01:26.65]Employee: What a unique idea![01:28.23]What year you are looking for?
[01:29.83]Student: Um, 1954.
[01:32.11]Employee: I know we have a few menus from the 1950s, but you'll have to check.[01:36.35]There are some gaps, some years we didn't receive any new materials, and sometimes restaurants go a while without changing their menus.
[01:44.06]Student: Oh no, I really want to give them something special.
[01:47.23]Employee: Well, how about this? [01:49.50]We also have a lot of photos, so maybe you could find one of your grandmother, or maybe even one with both your grandparents.
[01:57.28]Student: That would be awesome.
[01:58.37]Employee: The only thing is most of our materials are still in boxes.[02:02.03]No one's ever taken the time to organize them.[02:04.60]So, it …it might require a fair amount of sifting.
[02:07.52]Student: Um, I have a couple of tests coming up, but I can take a quick look, if that's okay.[02:12.73]I know some libraries have special rules for handling delicate or old materials.
[02:17.34]Employee: Well, these aren't particularly old.[02:19.38]Just the usual rules apply, no food or drinks.
[02:22.20]Student: Okay, thanks for your help.