post-Information Gathering

**written at Dulles. edited in Santa Barbara** What a whirlwind. I’m heading back with 1361 images of Sherman’s papers. That’s a lot of reading to do over the next few weeks on top of everything else I have going on, but this was a trip paid by a grant, and I agreed to do the

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What I did at work today; or: thanks LAUC

Well this is interesting. Day-to-day work isn’t something to blog about (because it’s tiring and rather repetitive, and when I get an interesting question, I’m too busy answering it to share it), but today I’m sitting with 90 (more) minutes to kill before doing something I’ve never done before. I’m going to a library to

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Tuesday, 2 weeks later!

Nothing worse than missing your bus and not having your book. So I have 20 minutes to kill at Peet’s. This blog a day thing is now almost 2 weeks later. Where does the time go? In the meantime, I’ve been to Monterrey Park to meet with Chinese-American librarians. It’s such an interesting group of

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Plague ranches

You probably think I spend my days looking at maps. I have actually spent very few days doing that, but they are really interesting when they happen. Once I visited a retired physician whose collection had sustained fire damage years ago. A few hundred really interesting antiquarian objects–but he wanted to sell. Another time I

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Again!

Let’s do it again!  I haven’t even told you about Shanghai or Seoul, but the ticket is already bought for the next trip. Well, already is relative–I haven’t updated the Growblog in eleven months.  All the action has been over at ReadingEverywhere, where I have been trying to organize this year’s trip. Shortly before leaving

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