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PC: Re: Internet Message
- Subject: PC: Re: Internet Message
- From: "Garrett Rea" <glrea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 17:26:33 -0000
Jerome et al:
>everr hear of Finders...Keepers?
Yep- ever hear of five to ten years of shower dances with bubba though?
Case in point, I worked for a year in school on a collection of coal company
records from the turn of the century. The records were moved by a town and
the new landowner out of a vault that they were stored in since the 1900's
to start a village museum. The propery owner and the city took two
full-size vans of material and put it in a leaky garage! The university and
State Historical Society SEIZED the records, before they were all lost.
Yours truly got to read the moldy, water damaged records ( I have not been
able to breathe through my nose since.)
The point, the "do gooders" that "saved" these (from an air-tight vault that
took a day to open with a torch) almost ruined the whole lot of material
that had important historical, legal, labor relations, and environmental
value. The city and company had no idea how to keep such a collection,
catalog it, or anything, but did not want to give it up. Mentality- if we
can't figure it out, no one will.
It is a shame what is lost by those with no regard to the past but remember
that any business has one and only one worry.....$$
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