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National Archives Month, #AskanArchivist

National Archives Month, #AskanArchivist

Today, kicks off National Archives Month. October is full of awareness and I’m happy to be apart of it all. 

On Twitter you still have time to participate in #AskanArchivist where some of my fellow Archivist are answering questions live about their institution’s collections and exciting events for the month. Don’t miss it. Since it’s throwback Thursday I’m reminiscing about my time as an archives intern in Virginia! 

The three interns stuffed in the backseat exploring the beautiful world of archives.  

 

Every “Mourning” is different…

Every “Mourning” is different…

On my last scope I briefly talked about “mourning stationary.” The black border around this letter written in 1899 symbolizes a phase of grief. If the border was thicker it meant that the loss of a loved one just happened. The border helps the receiver of the letter know the emotional state the writer. Wonder why we don’t do that today…

Original Document can be found at the American War Museum archives. Formerly the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA.