Blogiversary: Barely Walking

Happy anniversary to me! I have been blogging for one year, now. Although this is only my 74th post and not yet a nice, round 75, I will be on vacation all this week. While I am away at Camp-wish-I-were-at-the-beach, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite images and the posts that inspired them. Enjoy!

TP Letter

This letter written on toilet paper is about 3.5 feet long and full of boyish humor.


From the post Day 13: Collections Processing, this letter is a pre-World War II communication from a young missionary serving in Great Britain to his fellow missionary cousin.

Tape Tabs

Conserving Hal Spoden’s Africa scrapbook involved removing a lot of tape to reveal typed captions on the backs of photos.


From the post Kingsport: World War II, I had the privilege of processing Muriel Spoden’s family papers for her son Clark. Muriel compiled all of her then fiance’s letters and pictures in a scrapbook. The adhesives used were bleeding through the photographs and making the pages stick together, but the letters and photos are so fascinatingly informative and unusual.

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Our tour begins behind the main jail house door. Don’t lose that key!


I reported on my tour with Ned Irwin of the new Washington County Archives in the post Field Trip: Washington County Archives. The old jail and court house has been converted into archival storage.

Birdhouses
This photograph of children displaying their birdhouses in front of the Kingsport Public School is part of the post Kingsport: The Light.

Local BPW members took a 1948 trip to the theater in Cherokee, North Carolina to support cast members Ray and Trudy Hamby.

Local BPW members took a 1948 trip to the theater in Cherokee, North Carolina to support cast members Ray and Trudy Hamby.


While processing the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Kingsport Records, this above gem of a photo was written about, along with others, in the post Kingsport: Time to Say Goodbye.

See you in a couple of weeks with Archiventure 75!!

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