Posts Tagged ‘donors’

The Archivist’s Serenity Prayer

September 29, 2011

Archivists, sometimes you need to surrender to a power greater than yourselves, whether that’s your boss, the board of trustees, or a very pushy donor.

The Archivist's Serenity Prayer

The Archivist's Serenity Prayer: Grant me the serenity to accept the collections I cannot decline, Courage to decline the collections I can, And the funding to process the backlog. And what a serene scene! That's "Looking south from Chapman Point, Cannon Beach, Oregon,"

(I have a feeling many of you will want to print this out, so I gave you a very large file to work with!)

Derangement and Disgusting

January 22, 2010


Family photo from the E. W. Scripps papers, via @jcarletonoh;

Scrap heap from the Library of Congress on Flickr Commons;

Joke script adapted from the extremely NSFW;

And thanks to everyone on Twitter who shared (metaphorically!) the yucky things they’ve found in their archives.