Re: archival fees

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>


Youse guys keep talking about archival fees is giving
me different ideas about sharing.


----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, 02 May, 2007 21:56
Subject: [STMFC] Re: archival fees

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
> Uh, well, I'll stick up for the DeGolyer.

Schuyler is right. The previous director at the DeGolyer
something of a d--head but he's retired, and there is an entire
regime, very helpful and access-oriented.
This does raise the important point that personalities of
archives ARE their personnel. A retirement or other departure
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

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail,
Publishers of books on railroad history

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