Re: Freight car archives, was: The growing problem of erroneous captions


Armand Premo
 

Really, with today's technology?.Why don't they just put the material on a .disc?The reward should be obvious.Armand Premo----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Freight car archives, was: The growing problem of erroneous captions





jim_mischke wrote:
> I did the Public Archives of Canada gig a few years ago.
> The only way to get through 161 random boxes of freight car photos
> for their B&O content is to request a bunch and flip through them.
> Whereupon the archival Nazi officer of the day told me that photos
> are to be moved and viewed with two hands at all times. And that if
> I used only one hand to view a photo just one more time, I would be
> thrown out the door.
> Great collection. No fun at all.

Jim, I hear you, but remember that most archives have suffered
theft, in some cases considerable theft. The archivist on the
receiving end of THAT particular fun is gonna be less accommodating in
future.

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






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