Whether we love to hate them, or hate to love them, paper clips are a huge part of working in archives. In an attempt to showcase this little contraption, we did a call out to the twitterverse for other archivists to share their collection of paper clips. Needless to say, it was not a disappointment. Now go forth archivists! And remember Clippy will always be there to *help*.
Thanks to all the archives, libraries, and archivists that contributed images for this fun and whacky blog.
- "Keeping It All Together: Paper Fasteners at the National Archives," by Alan Walker, Pieces of History, The National Archives and Records Administration.
- The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are, by Henry Petroski.
- "History of the Paper Clip," from Early Office Museum.