Mobility Issues

One topic that crops up quite often while reading old newspapers or documents is house moving. No not moving from one house to the other, but actually moving the entire house. This was seemingly a very common practice and most likely a less expensive one than in...

Of Earthly Matters

You will be pleased to hear that October is almost done, taking Archives Month with it, yet we feel compelled to address it one more time. Halloween is just a few days away, so it also seems a good time to tackle that subject. Have no fear; we can cram the two...

The Royal Archive

Well here we are again, still Archives Month. We figured while last week we gave you an explanation of what an archive is, this week we thought we’d introduce you, or hopefully re-introduce you, to our biggest archive! The Prosper King House. The Prosper King House is...

Living & Breathing

Thursday yet again. Still Archives Month. What to say, what to say. Perhaps we should start with what exactly constitutes an “archive.” We often refer to them, but what exactly are they? According to ICA (International Council on Archives, of course) “Archives are the...

Partners in Crime

There are weeks where putting pen to paper or, um, cursor to ether, is easier than others. This week we resorted to On This Day in History, for a bit of inspiration. In the interest of clarity, this event actually did not occur on this day or even on the day this was...