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Transmissions from the Timothy Leary Papers: Artifactual Intelligence

The Roaring 20th Century Tour t-shirt, 1988Artifacts have an interesting relationship with archives. The traditional spheres of influence for cultural institutions has been libraries for published works, archives and manuscript collections for unpublished paper and media-based materials, and museums for objects. In reality, though, all three institution types routinely are stewards for all materials and need to make judgments about their research value, access, and preservation.

As an intern at New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division this 

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