Friday, August 7, 2009

Sometimes you find the weirdest things in archives. We found a dirty sponge in one of the boxes at Baltimore Hebrew University (that did not make it into the collection). I worked at a place that had a pair of boxers mixed in with one collection – not sure if they’d been cleaned before donation.

After the sponge and the boxers, my latest discovery isn’t that weird. Actually I’ve encountered it before, but usually with some warning. When you’re going through someone’s papers you don’t generally expect to find an envelope full of someone’s hair. Norman’s curls to be exact, cut sometime after 1915.

More inventory discoveries to follow....

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