Thursday, September 16, 2010

FOUND: Historic documents.

A great story from Rhode Island: while preparing for Hurricane Earl to make landfall, a team from the archives department came across some historic documents dating back to the founding of Providence in the basement of the town hall. Some of the documents are minutes from meetings regarding the town charter. They'll be carefully preserved and cared for so that historians will have a chance to explore the these new discoveries.

Archivists, librarians and historians attempt to make good choices on what to save and preserve all the time, and sometimes they have a little help from neglect and serendipity. What's lurking in a forgotten storage space in YOUR town hall? What treasures are in your attic?


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