1. 
Maurita Baldock, one longtime member, jaunty in red-tinged glasses and an asymmetrical haircut, keeps watch by day over records that document American history as the curator of manuscripts at the New-York Historical Society. Included among them is a frank letter that Gen. George Washington wrote in 1782, before stretch jeans hit the scene. In it, he begs his tailor to make his britches “roomy in the seat and not tight in the thigh.”

Archivists Bringing Past Into Future Are Now Less Cloistered - NYTimes.com
Another librarian (well, in this case, archivist) trend piece. Thanks, NYT, for describing this woman’s asymmetrical hair, another’s nose stud, and a third’s “thick-rimmed hipster glasses.” The public has really been served by this hard-hitting reporting.
(That being said, archivists are awesome.)

    Maurita Baldock, one longtime member, jaunty in red-tinged glasses and an asymmetrical haircut, keeps watch by day over records that document American history as the curator of manuscripts at the New-York Historical Society. Included among them is a frank letter that Gen. George Washington wrote in 1782, before stretch jeans hit the scene. In it, he begs his tailor to make his britches “roomy in the seat and not tight in the thigh.”

    Archivists Bringing Past Into Future Are Now Less Cloistered - NYTimes.com

    Another librarian (well, in this case, archivist) trend piece. Thanks, NYT, for describing this woman’s asymmetrical hair, another’s nose stud, and a third’s “thick-rimmed hipster glasses.” The public has really been served by this hard-hitting reporting.

    (That being said, archivists are awesome.)

  2. … is to not act furtive about it. One barbecue sauce stain looks much like another on these manuscripts, I assure you. I’ve lost track of my own at this point. You’ll want to let it dry out before you rearchive the page, of course. If you’re lucky, you’ll have dripped onto the someone who deserves it like, say, the Celine. [Scribbled in the margins: The I.B. Singer socks serve as a fine napkin in a pinch. Be careful though, (illegible) dissert. (illegible) pork drippings, might be asking questions.]

    — 

    A rare look at the handbook to the Harry Ransom archives. » MobyLives

    Over at Melville House, Dustin Kurtz imagines what the Harry Ransom Center director’s handbook looks like.

  3. ransomcenter:

    Each Friday, the Ransom Center shares photos from throughout the week that highlight a range of activities and collection holdings. We hope you enjoy these photos that reveal some of the everyday happenings at the Center.

  4. preservearchives:

Take a Peep into the Conservation Lab!More images here: http://www.katherineswiftkelly.com/peeps/peeps.htmlHappy Spring!

BE STILL MY HEART.

    preservearchives:

    Take a Peep into the Conservation Lab!

    More images here: http://www.katherineswiftkelly.com/peeps/peeps.html

    Happy Spring!

    BE STILL MY HEART.

  5. Archives & Archivists on tumblr →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    ex-tabulis:

    I’ve been adding lots of new archives and archivists lately, so I thought I’d send around the list again. Want to get on the list? Just send me a note! Much like the thelifeguardlibrarian’s list of libraries and librarians, your blog doesn’t have to be related to archives or special collections to be added. As long as you identify with the community, you’re in!

    ^Sup.

    (Source: extabulis)

  6. ex-tabulis:

This is a great resource for history students, archivists, and researchers!
Check out the other online courses from the Institute of Historical Research as well - tons of useful stuff!

How cool!

    ex-tabulis:

    This is a great resource for history students, archivists, and researchers!

    Check out the other online courses from the Institute of Historical Research as well - tons of useful stuff!

    How cool!

  7. ex-tabulis:

Valentines for archivists - from Rebecca Goldman of Derangement and Description
(“Let’s bone” over a photo of a bone folder.)

    ex-tabulis:

    Valentines for archivists - from Rebecca Goldman of Derangement and Description

    (“Let’s bone” over a photo of a bone folder.)

  8. ex-tabulis:

Valentines for archivists - from Rebecca Goldman of Derangement and Description
(“I like the way you roll” over a photo of book trucks. Photo credit: 1273148018052_proc2 by yurilong)

    ex-tabulis:

    Valentines for archivists - from Rebecca Goldman of Derangement and Description

    (“I like the way you roll” over a photo of book trucks. Photo credit: 1273148018052_proc2 by yurilong)

  9. Tumblarian list—help me update! →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Librarians, students, library service lovers! Who am I missing? Who would like to be included or removed?

    You heard the lady.

  10. Instead, nowadays everyone just uses Google to find stuff. This means that we all know exactly the same 10 (somewhat random) things about any given topic.

    — “An Archivist,” Ask an Archivist, The Hairpin. (via thepinakes)