#TBT Historical Research Center

Posted on Thu, October 30, 2014
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What better way to celebrate the final days of Archives Month than with the social media stalwart Throwback Thursday? Elizabeth Borja shares Polaroids of the National Air and Space Museum Historical Research Center from 1967.


Nothing says throwback like Polaroids!  In 1967, the National Air and Space Museum Historical Research Center, an early predecessor to the current Archives and Library, was located in the Arts and Industries Building.  (The current Air and Space building hadn’t even been built!)  Here are some 3 ¼  x 4 ¼ inch Polaroid photographs taken on April 26, 1967.

 
National Air and Space Museum Historical Research
Center storage and office spaces. NASM 00193778

 

National Air and Space Museum Historical
Research Center conference room area. NASM 00193779

 

More storage and office spaces in the National Air and Space Museum Historical Research Center. At center are periodicals, documents, and rolled materials on a long folding table. (This looks nothing like the desk of a certain archivist….) NASM 00193780

 

The stack area of the National Air and Space Museum Historical Research Center. (I love how the Polaroid tab is still attached in the last two photos!) NASM 00193781

 

How many of you still have classic Polaroid photos and, even rarer, the cameras themselves?

 

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