Friday, July 23, 2010
Vintage Papers Find Their Home
I haunt auction houses every week looking for cool stuff. I always keep my eye out for printer's cabinets or vintage file cabinets with lots of drawers. Sometimes the file cabinets still have their contents (papers, photos etc...) in them. I usually just do a quick search through them because the dust mites and mold can be overwhelming. Another artist friend asked for my file cabinet discards so a few months ago I gave her a box of papers. She went through the papers and did an Internet search for the woman's name that kept showing up. Turns out this woman and her husband have a library in Oxford, Ohio named after them. The library was thrilled to get things in her handwriting and I'm sure they will go through everything with a fine tooth comb. Not sure how or why the papers ended up in California but it now has a permanent home in Ohio.