Welcome to our new series – #archivejive – where we will feature fun, maybe obscure, stories, and helpful research tips from the archives at HCHM.

To start the #archivejive series, our post features one of two objects that have been with the Carnegie building since the doors first opened. Both objects are visible in this photo of the Newton Free Library Reading Room.

Today, the Lincoln bust by Volk solemnly watches over researchers in the archives at HCHM.

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