Re: archival fees

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
Uh, well, I'll stick up for the DeGolyer.
Schuyler is right. The previous director at the DeGolyer was something of a d--head but he's retired, and there is an entire new regime, very helpful and access-oriented.
This does raise the important point that personalities of archives ARE their personnel. A retirement or other departure can greatly alter what you thought you knew about a place--for better or worse. They may claim it's "just policy" but IMO it's really personality driven in most cases, and again, for better or worse.

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