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New York Times - Leaving Cloister of Dusty Offices, Young Archivists Meet Like Minds


Annemarie van Roessel, the reference archivist for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, has Katharine Hepburn’s diaries at her fingertips and 80 boxes of material devoted to Gypsy Rose Lee that leave little to the imagination. That includes see-through panties, with an Air Force unit’s logo, from a U.S.O. mission to Asia in 1969, and most revealing of all: the performer’s tax returns.