Thursday, October 06, 2011

Saved!

You know my friend J and I are teaching a course on the history of The New School next Spring, and that we got a grant from the Provost's Office to digitize some old scrapbooks, which will let our students do a kind of primary research on the school's history and its relationship with the city? Well, the first scan has come back from the lab, and it makes us both deliriously happy. Not just because it's full of amazing stuff, but because it reminds us what a good thing it was to have them digitized now. The paper of the scrapbooks is so old that it literally crumbles in your hands. We feel like we've rescued them from oblivion!

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