Nation’s Rare Documents Unprotected Against Fire

The rest of this post is unwritten because I’m a brand new dad and need to focus on that for a bit. But please feel free to read the article and make your own comments.

NATION’S RARE DOCUMENTS UNPROTECTED AGAINST FIRE: Even the Original Declaration of Independence and Constitution Are in Peril and Thousands of Invaluable Records Are Merely Filed Away in Wooden Wall Cases (PDF)

From May 28, 1911

One response to “Nation’s Rare Documents Unprotected Against Fire”

  1. This article is a great example of foreshadowing. As an amateur genealogist, I frequently am left with holes in my research where the 1890 US Census is concerned. In 1921, a fire in the Commerce Building destroyed virtually the entire thing.


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