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Archival Treasures ‘Hidden in Plain Sight'

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In a behind-the-scenes look at The New York Times’s clippings library, known as the morgue, it is revealed that the repository houses millions of newspaper articles, photographs, and archival materials. Organized by name, place, and subject matter, these clippings are stored in file folders within steel filing cabinets and cardboard boxes. The morgue’s caretaker has been organizing and understanding its contents for nearly three decades. The article highlights that the morgue is a valuable resource for researchers, providing a glimpse into history that hasn’t been uploaded online.