Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year's Resolution... Organize the Office

Seeing as how April 2012 will be my 9th anniversary as the Historian for the Town of Greenwich, I have decided this is THE year for me to finally tackle the tremendous job of organizing, cataloging, filing, scanning, decluttering the office here.

In the spirit of that process which, I'm sure, will uncover some very interesting things I didn't know where here, I will share with you some random bits of ephemera. Enjoy (& I;ll see what I can dig up for you next week.)

front & back cover of the White Swan Cafe menu c. 1980s

Look at those prices!
 For those of you who create brochures, pamphlets, posters... Could you try to remember to put a date on them? Especially the year. It would be a great help to all of the historians and archivists who have to sort through all of the paper 30, 50, 100 years down the line.

Undated House Tour brochure

Eight places in the Greater Greenwich area listed

Here's one. A scrapbook that you picked up at a gas station in a town you were visiting. This one was never used, but the gas station stamp is inside.
The year is printed right on this scrapbook- 1953

The stamp for John Whiteside & Sons is in the upper right

I'll keep you informed of my progress in keeping my historian's New Year's resolution. Did you make any resolutions for 2012?

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