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The photographs are of such a great quality too! They're so visually appealing!

It's interesting to see the four major factors to this acquisition. I think a lot of people donate to archives without realizing that each collection is mindfully curated. Something that may not fit DPL might be perfect for the Colorado Railroad Museum or the Strauss Health Sciences Library. There's a lot of discussion and assessment for archives! Seeing the reasoning behind this acquisition is great insight!

Thank you for your comment, Rachel! You are right that sometimes collections are a better fit for a neighboring archive and we regularly make referrals and suggestions to donors whose materials we can't accept.  A lot of thought and deliberation goes into acquiring. In fact, we have a committee that meets regularly to discuss our acquisitions and we make decisions by consensus and sometimes by a vote. 

Is this collection available to researchers?
Thank you!

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