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© 2011 Archivio Segreto Vaticano

© 2011 Archivio Segreto Vaticano

Exposición temporal. Interior del Archivo General de la Administración. Alcalá de Henares © Ministerio de Cultura

Exposición temporal. Interior del Archivo General de la Administración. Alcalá de Henares © Ministerio de Cultura

Dictionary of Old Occupations: A-Z Index...great reference for old and odd occupations you may find mentioned in Death Certificates and family histories.

Dictionary of Old Occupations: A-Z Index.great reference for old and odd occupations you may find mentioned in Death Certificates and family histories.

Appraisal without acquisition is just wishful thinking. Acquisitions without preservation is just hoarding. Preservation without access is just stockpiling. If you’re doing all these things AND providing access, you’ve got an archives.

Archives: The Venn Diagram

Appraisal without acquisition is just wishful thinking. Acquisitions without preservation is just hoarding. Preservation without access is just stockpiling. If you’re doing all these things AND providing access, you’ve got an archives.

Another one of my favorites

My favorite: "This object has been temporarily removed as we revise its facial expression, which was deemed zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children.

Archivists preserve handwriting, providing us additional clues to the psyche of historic individuals. Shown here is handwriting of Adolph Hitler

Archivists preserve handwriting, providing us additional clues to the psyche of historic individuals. Shown here is handwriting of Adolph Hitler

[From St. Charles Public Library, Illinois] "I don't think there has been a film that I've done that hasn't been influenced by libraries and archives." Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker. Posted for Preservation Week 2012.

I don't think that there has been a film that I have done that hasn't been influenced by libraries and archives, Ken Burns via BEA

Letters from the Lawton Collection, Shirley, MA were housed in a dozen cardboard boxes and layered two rows deep in each box www.shirleyhistory.org

Letters from the Lawton Collection, Shirley, MA were housed in a dozen cardboard boxes and layered two rows deep in each box www.shirleyhistory.org

Make that tea and this is soooo me

Just make an Irish Coffee. It's more efficient. This is how my mind works.

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