Accessioning Tony Gwynn's Uniform Pants


 
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The uniform  pants worn by
Tony Gwynn when he collected
his 3,000th career hit

Monday, August 16, 1999 — The uniform pants worn by Tony Gwynn when he collected his 3,000th hit are the last to be accessioned. The accession number for the pants is first written in ink on a small piece of white fabric. The fabric is then carefully sewn on the inside of the pants.

After the accession number is attached to the pants, notes are taken and recorded on the accession form. The notes on this and the other accession forms will be entered into a computer database. This allows the curatorial staff the ability to search for information about artifacts in the Museum's collection quickly and easily.

While Tony Gwynn's helmet, cleats, and bat will be placed on display in the Museum, the pants will be placed in storage. The pants will be carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue and placed in an archivally-safe, acid-free box to protect it from the detrimental effects of light and to make sure that it does not come in contact with harmful contaminants. The box is then stored in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment, assuring that the artifact is well preserved.

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Writing the accession
number on a small
piece of  fabric
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Placing the piece of fabric on
the inside of the pants
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Sewing the piece of fabric on
the inside of the pants

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