"I think about what has kept me here at the National Archives for all this time. It couldn’t be the bone-wearying monotony of shuffling heavy cartons of records from here to there...No, there’s something else that gets me in the door every morning. Fasteners." A brief survey
of various paper clips and their ilk encountered by employees at the National Archives. [more inside]
October is American Archives Month.
From Alabama [pdf]
, New England
to the Rocky Mountains
and points in between
, archival repositories across the United States will celebrate by offering workshops, open houses, and behind the scenes tours. Pretty complete list here
. [more inside]
A Million Voices.
Staff members of the University Archives at Virginia Tech are working to catalog and make available the more than 87,000 letters, poems, posters and artifacts that arrived at the school in the wake of the April 16 shootings. Dubbed The Prevail Archives
, the website has a database
with images of some of the items. [more inside]