Arranging

A chronological arrangement often is a logical way to arrange your materials, though use whatever system works for you. Manuscripts can be easily arranged by labelling drafts with their title and dating (preferred) or numbering drafts. Correspondence, by letter or email, is easily arranged in date order, with your oldest on the bottom. Larger collections of correspondence may be divided, for example, Book Title: Correspondence, Book Title: Publishers or Book Title: Correspondence – overseas editions.
Quick tips
Storing your collection
Gathering supplies
Labelling
Oversized material
Manuscripts
Special formats
Newspapers
Thermal copies
Small items
Folding
A final word