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'Listen, I'm sure janitorial work is fascinating, and it's very generous offer... it's just that we're pretty selective about whose papers we archive here at Harvard.'
The Ned Smith Archives
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'...and here's our filing system.'
'I have a photographic memory, but I can't remember where I've stored the photos.'
G. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
'Go thru the files and get rid of everything that's over ten years old...but make copies!'
"Do you know where Noah kept the bees?" "In the ark hives?"
Archive for Presidential Tweets
Magic Ring to gain entry into Tolkien Archive
'We're moving the law library in here since you have most of the books.'
'Our back issues of magazines don't go back this far. Have you tried your doctor's waiting room?'
'Cold war in Europe? We're still working to declassify WWII.'
'Oh, I don't have an appointment to see the doctor. I'm doing a report on magazine trends in the 1970's.'
'It's all been digitized and put on DVDs.'
'Please Miss, is it where Noah kept his bees?'
Dive in Archive.
Office worker pushing a pile of papers on trolley.
'We did have a book about the 'Bermuda triangle', but it mysteriously disappeared.'
"File the old year in history, and you'll find a new year next to political promises in fairy tales."
"Don't forget, I can access the school's archives to find out what your grades were."
"For tonight's performance I have stripped everything, as far as possible, down to the "urtext" edition."