This instructional video from the Smithsonian may be of interest to those of you looking to preserve your family’s treasures. The video shows how to remove photos from those horribly acidic, damaging sticky albums. The albums that all of my childhood photos are in, by the way.
Also in other archives news: Do archives make life sweeter?
This article from the New York Times is about The Candy Professor blogger Samira Kawash: “The blog is not so much a public forum, she said, as a “research trail,” a way of chronicling the hours she now spends reading old issues of Confectioners’ Journal, scanning patent applications, and combing archived phone books to count the number of candy shops in Brooklyn in 1908 (564).” It’s amazing sometimes what answers people look for in the archives!