Yesterday I was at the BBC Written Archives Centre, in Reading. Here’s me.
I think there’s three things that make it so fun.
First, there is the physicality of it – having objects/bits of paper in your hands, and the little touches – I’d not seen Treasury tags that connect to each other before, for example.
Second, it’s getting hold of stuff that maybe nobody has seen in ages, or ever.
Third (and related), it’s discovering new stuff, overturning old assumptions, making new connections and following breadcrumbs to new places (hopefully not in a Hansel and Gretel kind of way though)…
I know, I should get out more… to more archives…
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