New York Times Article – 54 Drawers “I found a life, in paper”


February 19, 2014 Sheryl Jaeger

On the topic of how and what we collection there is an eight part series in the New York Times, titled 54 Drawers by Olivia Judson,

A tale of what can happen to all of those things we just cant part with after we've departed.  It begins:

"Back sore, eyes blurry, mind numb. For several hours, I had been sitting on a camping stool beside one of my father’s filing cabinets. Several full bags of recycling sat at my feet, ready for me to take downstairs. No — stop — wait. I have to go through that bag again. There’s a letter in there that I want another look at."

This is the fourth part of an eight-part series.


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