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The Allure of the Archives$
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Arlette Farge

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300176735

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300176735.001.0001

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The Inventory Room Is Sepulchral

The Inventory Room Is Sepulchral

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(p.114) The Inventory Room Is Sepulchral
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The Allure of the Archives
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Arlette Farge

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300176735.003.0007

This short chapter describes from a very personal perspective the inventory room of the National Archives and what it is like to be there. The room has an unmistakable smell and atmosphere. This chapter paints a vivid picture of what it is like.

Keywords:   inventory room, National Archives, research

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