Posts Tagged ‘why archivists should not date each other’

More valentines for archivists

February 13, 2014

Last year I made valentines for archivists, and here are some more!

Red rot is red, DACSes are blue, Nothing's obsolete about my love for youPhoto credit: Jas. Heekin & Co. from Miami U. Libraries – Digital Collections

"We make a great pair" under a pair of white gloves.

"Let's fox" over a foxed paperPhoto credit: The title page to the 1832 third edition of John Lee Comstock’s ”A System of Natural Philosophy” from Wikipedia


Valentines for archivists

February 13, 2013

Give these to your friends, your coworkers, your secret archives crushes…


(“I like the way you roll” over a photo of book trucks. Photo credit: 1273148018052_proc2 by yurilong)


(“I’m stuck on you” over a photo of a scrapbook. Photo credit: World War One Scrapbook by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)


(“I love you like a silverfish loves paper” over a photo of a silverfish. Photo credit: Peixinho-de-prata // Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) by Valter Jacinto)


(“Be mine” over a photo of a donation form. Photo credit: Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum Archives donation form)


(“I love you this much” over a photo of a penguin with arms outstretched.)


(“You mean the world to me” over a historical map of the world. Photo credit: Wytfliet’s Map of the World 1598 from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection)


(“Let’s bone” over a photo of a bone folder.)


February 14, 2011

Photo credits:

Panel 2: National Library of Scotland

Panel 3: State Library of New South Wales

Panel 5: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

Panel 6: State Library of New South Wales

You can’t choose your provenance

April 26, 2010

Experimenting with typed captions–let me know what you think!

Hat tip to Eira Tansey, who suggested this topic. Hooray for comic suggestions! Please send yours to

Pragmatically Revamping Traditional Hygiene Approaches

October 5, 2009


Anyone who’s ever lived with teenage boys knows what I’m talking about, amirite?

Deranged Bedfellows

January 11, 2009


Wouldn’t it be awesome if members of the preferred sex came with a handbook too?