Research & Collections News
January 4, 2013
Filing Cabinets, a Neglected Piece of Business History
As reference librarian in the Imprints Department, I am sometimes surprised that Hagley owns even one item about a particularly obscure topic. Other times, I am surprised at the depth of our holdings on a seemingly mundane topic.
November 29, 2012
The Bubble Wrap® Conundrum: How to safely pack your valuables
There are certain common packaging materials that seem innocuous to most folks, but cause consternation in the field of conservation. Many “non-archival” materials are so ubiquitous that they frequently turn up in archives and museum storage areas. One such material is Bubble Wrap®.
October 26, 2012
Do You Remember Floppy Disks? Saving Business History from Technological Obsolescence
Do you remember 3 ½-inch floppy disks or better yet, the actual floppies that flopped, the 5 ¼-inch or 8-inch ones? What about other magnetic media like Zip and Jaz disks that were popular in the late 1990s? And, everyone knows what a CD is, right?
October 1, 2012
Commodore Music Shop Photographs at Hagley
On September 9, 2012, the Hagley Museum and Library opened a new exhibit entitled “100 Years of Picturing the Nation’s Business: Photographs from the Collection of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.” It features some 101 photographs from the collection at Hagley which number