This Year 2nd October is the #AskAnArchivist Day!

Yes, it is that time of the year when you can use social networks to talk to archivists and to find out something interesting! As usual, there are some really nice discussions and photos shared by professionals from all over the world!

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It’s (still) #AskAnArchivist Day! The CHC’s archivists are answering your questions about our archival collections and Cambridge history up in our Instagram stories. Along with our survey files that document every building in Cambridge, the CHC archives are the backbone of the historical research that staff and visitors conduct for things ranging from exterior home repairs and new businesses, to genealogical exploration, to Cambridge’s physical landscape, past and present. Ask a question in the comments below or check out our stories— and swipe through to see some fun selections from our collections. Images, left to right: *Screenshot from #AskAnArchivist on our Instagram story, featuring a 1742 tax valuation record for Cambridge. *Supply catalog for the J.L. Hammett Company, a school, art, and weaving supply store once headquartered in Kendall Square. *Letter to Cambridge #photographer and entrepreneur Lois Bowen from a publication regarding her photos of architect Le Corbusier's work. For a period, Bowen specialized in photographs of #architecture from the post-Bauhaus and #modernist period, and worked with #TheArchitectsCollaborative. *60th birthday card handmade for Lois Bowen. *Cambridge Engineering Department House Book featuring the detailed footprint of houses on Pearl Street. *How we store our papers and photos!

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