Re: NYC archives and the Western Reserve HS

Tim O'Connor

I vaguely recall the Erie archives (or some of it) is at
the University of Akron (?) Ohio. Maybe some NYC fans in the
Cleveland area could see about relocating the NYC archives?

At 7/13/2009 02:22 PM Monday, you wrote:
Eric Hansmann wrote:
A wider Google search brought news of layoffs there. This story from
two weeks ago:
The scary part of the Plain Dealer story is the line, ". . . the
society is also culling parts of its vast collection . . ." and we
have to hope that the railroad parts are not considered expendable.
Additional point: many railroad historical societies, in
donating materials to some archive, have been careful to arrange a
"right of first refusal" in case said archive decides to de-access all
or part of the material they donated. Absent this, the archive is free
to do what it likes with the material, once donated. Hopefully the
NYCHS is among those who took this prudent step.

Tony Thompson

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