Last week, the U.S. National Archives asked any organization with an archival collection to post a picture on social media of their archives. They asked everyone to tag the picture #ArchivesShelfie. The #shelfie is a play on the term #selfie, which, as you may know is a picture that you’ve taken of yourself.
The idea was for archives across the world to post pictures of their collections, and perhaps some of the workers who tend to these collections.
We were pleased to take part in this national recognition of the importance of archives, but also wanted to have a little fun with it!