In trying to get some information about Professor Edward McNall Burns, I wrote first to Donna K Thornton, Vice President for Alumni Relations – Rutgers University, copying to Brian Perillo, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations, and Sybil Carroll, Secretarial Assistant, Outreach Programs. Following the email trend below, Miss Erka Gorder, Associate University Archivist and Permissions Coordinator, is “In charge” of answering my research inquiry. Last news dated 13th August 2012. She is the heart and soul of that project.
|From Luis Alfredo 13 July 2012|
|To Donna K. Thornton|
Dear Mrs. Thornton,
Luis Alfredo Moutinho da Costa
On July 30 th I received the following mail from Miss (Mrs?) Erika Gorder, Archival Associate, Special Collections/University Archives Staff, Special Collections and University Archives
|From Erika Gorder: firstname.lastname@example.org 30 th July 2012|
To: Luis Alfredo email@example.com
|Dear Mr. Luis Alfredo Moutinho da Costa,|
Your research inquiry regarding Professor McNall Burns was forwarded through several offices finally to me in the University Archives. We handle all research and reference questions regarding the history of the University and its constituents (including faculty and students). I understand that you are interested in information on Professor Burns. I will take a look and see if we have a biographical file on him, and if not, at the very least there might be a listing of him in the faculty directly.
Because your inquiry went through several iterations, if you would be so kind as to summarize your request again, that would make things clearer for me. My apologies for the inconvenience.
Wich I promptly replyed in the next day, 31 st July 2012
|To Erika Gorder: firstname.lastname@example.org 31st July 2012|
On August 12 th I was a bit anxious and wrote again to Erika
|From: Luis Alfredo to: Erika Gorder 12th August 2012|
Dear Erika, I am re-sending the email …, in case you have not received it.
I got a reply on the next day. and decided to wait, no matter how long. Its all up to Erika.
|From Erika Gorder to: Luis Akfredo 13th August 2012|
Dear Luis Alfredo,