Quotable Friday

Today we are starting a new weekly series.  In Quotable Friday posts, we will highlight quotes we have read, heard, or discussed that inspire us to continue with our archives project.  Today’s quote comes from John A. Fleckner in his 1990 presidential address at the Society of American Archives annual meeting.  His address was titled, “Dear Mary Jane: Some Reflections on Being an Archivist.”

The records could speak to me in whatever voices my curious ears could hear, with whatever messages I could understand. ~John A. Fleckner

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Thanks to the Indiana Historical Society

Recently, we welcomed Alan and Kelsey from the Indiana Historical Society’s Local History Services for a Collections Care Site Visit.  They viewed our collection and helped us identify areas of concern.  They helped us set some priorities for upcoming projects and we were able to ask questions we had regarding the environmental factors in our storage areas.

Additionally, we enjoyed their presentation on common types of deterioration in paper based collections.

Thanks, Alan and Kelsey!

We enjoyed having you.