Tim Parks on the buying and selling (and marketing) of literary archives (NYRB)

Tim Parks writes in a May 21, 2014 blog post at the New York Review of Books about literary archives, particularly his own. While much of the piece has tongue very firmly in cheek, Parks has some thoughtful comments, particularly as archives relate to the fame of an author. What has changed is the predictive […]

Theft report Student Is Accused of Stealing and Selling Valuable Historic Letters (NY Times)

The New York Times tells the disturbing story of an student, helping in the Drew University archives, stealing materials and selling some and keeping others. More disturbing: he had been given a key.

YouTube – Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United States

YouTube- Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United StatesOnce you get past the 30 seconds of (very slow playing credits), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (who administered the oath) had some nice things to say about documents. (Ferriero moved to NARA from the New York Public Library.)