The New York Times’s morgue would be a fun place to dig through — you can do some of that already digitally, but going through a paper morgue connects you back to the people of a specific era — reporters, editors, photographers along with those they reported on.
There’s also that wonderful musty smell of old clippings. I love it. Of course, one of these days, there won’t be any more paper morgues– it’ll all be digital and for a price you’ll be free to browse. What a shame. Another newspaper product will soon bite [byte] the dust!
I love the fact that the Times has moved their morgue to an undisclosed location three stories underground. Sort of like a doomsday-proof vault for old newspaper clippings!
BTW — that’s Marilyn Monroe looking as some clippings if you haven’t guessed.