May 2010. Deborah Bocken, photographer.
All images from AAG, Garden Club of America Collection.
Friday, October 29, 2010
When some people think of archives, they think of dusty boxes of old, dull files that never get opened--files that were squirreled away by a person who either retired or passed away and were only unearthed when someone cleaned out an attic or closet. These people may be surprised to learn that there is no shelf life that determines when certain papers or files become ‘archival.’ Very simply put, archives are materials that are preserved because of their enduring value. That value might be recognized today or dozens of years from now.
Joyce Connolly, Museum Specialist