I pursue a better understanding of archives work, jazz style.


Creative anachronism



Well how about that!  The folks at the Connecticut Historical Society just posted about scrapbooks today too.

Cornstalk paper

As I was looking through the Santa Fe Railroad Agricultural Department (Amarillo, Texas) records today I found this:

The scanner I used doesn’t capture the color very well: the cover is bright yellow.  The paper is indistinguishable from pulp paper of the era (circa 1928).

My question is: why did they stop?  And what will it take for someone to start making cornstalk paper again?

On languages and archives

A brief treatise on the mystique of writing