Thursday, March 22, 2007

History, Digitized (and Abridged) -- NY Times

Particularly relevant to image collection -- digitize or disappear !

History, Digitized (and Abridged)
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Published: March 11, 2007
THE National Steinbeck Center, at the top of Main Street in this farming community, exhibits an array of artifacts from John Steinbeck's life and works: family memorabilia, a passport from the 1960s and movie stills from ''The Grapes of Wrath.'' Downstairs, in a climate-controlled vault, is the original manuscript of ''The Pearl,'' his novella published in 1947. There is also an exuberant letter that Steinbeck wrote to a distant relative when he was a teenager, as well as rare footage of him on 16-millimeter film, introducing a 1961 movie, ''Flight.'' .....