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May the Rumpus Never End

By routine, as children have done since the late 1940s, little ones will go to sleep tonight to the words or images created by Maurice Sendak; in tribute, this adult will as well. Maurice Sendak June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012 Go See Details The Rosenbach Museum and Library, in Philadelphia, hosts the Maurice Sendak Collection, […]

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Preservation Week 2012

The Society of American Archivists (SAA), American Library Association (ALA), the Library of Congress (LOC), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and many other institutions have banded together to bring attention to the issue of preservation in the cultural heritage realm. Collections maintained by archives, library, museum, other cultural organizations, and those of […]

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Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

Archivists, newspapers, historians, researchers, genealogists, regular folks – we all rely on accurate captions to add to the information provided by an image itself. And sometimes, we could use a helping hand. Now, these days it’s easy to caption images from a portrait session – you’re dealing with one to a few people. It’s easy […]

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Breathing New Life into the Morgue

As a photo researcher at The Washington Post, I solicited art to run with stories in the Travel section. Sometimes this was an easy proposition; the locations were ridiculously photogenic, and the perfect art already existed or was easily commissioned. Other times it was a stretch to find art that did the story justice. Often, […]

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