Might we have documents as rich and colorful as a letter from Kurt Vonnegut, as found in the Vault?
Perhaps thismight be our new challenge: to post to this blog new, interesting treasures form across our collections. Volunteers? –pat
Archives blog, “Welcome to The Vault, a new blog dedicated to history at its most beautiful, strange, funny, and moving.
Every weekday, we’ll publish one archival document or object of visual and historical interest. Here you’ll find carefully selected photographs, pamphlets, maps, buttons, toys, letters, ledgers, and the occasional lock of hair, along with a bit of explanation to give you some context for what you’re seeing. Just this week we’ll be looking at Benedict Arnold’s loyalty oath, a microscope set for girls of the 1950s, and a memo from a Nixon aide pleading with the president to call the Space Shuttle the Space Clipper instead.
British novelist L.P. Hartley once wrote “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” The Vault is on a permanent world tour; consider these objects your souvenirs.”