Re: archival fees

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>


With it being so close I decided the DeGolyer would
get a chance on anything they wanted when I'm gone.

Also have a tentative plan on my slide collection.

Hope those that are older are weighing their options
as to disposition. My wife and daughters would not
have a clue. They would even have to get an outsider
just to try and sell the stuff on ebay.


----- 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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