Re: archival fees

Peter J. McClosky <pmcclosky@...>

Tony sure is right about this!

It took me 9 years and a change of employees at the Athenaeum
(Philadelphia) to get a photocopy of the "The 2-6-0 Mogul on the
Southern Pacific".

After getting it, I found it wasn't worth the time and energy I put in
to get it. (Not the library's fault, it is really miss titled! - half a
page of text, 1 picture of an SP mogul, and 1 of a PE mogul, out of 41

Peter J. McClosky

Anthony Thompson wrote:

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.

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

Peter J. McClosky

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