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"Old School" Card Catalogue, ca. 1967

For those of you born after 1985: This is how you found books in the library before everything went online. This is a digital rendition of a 35mm transparency scanned with an Epson Perfection 4490 Photo scanner. Some colour restoration has been applied.


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Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936), Conservateur du Musée de Versailles. Henry Nolhac (1884-1948). Pierre was appointed curator of the Versailles museum in 1892. The family is domiciled there, and Henry's...

Jill Lepore | A Writer and Historian on Why the Study of Our Nation’s History Is So Important - New England Today

Acclaimed Massachusetts writer and historian Jill Lepore explains why the study of our nation’s history is so important—and why it’s such hard work.

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