I Found it in the Archives: Creepy finds

By Jayna Josefson
October 31, 2011
Razor blades sent to Seitz by Conner

Blogs across the Smithsonian will give an inside look at the Institution’s archival collections and practices during a month long blogathon in celebration of October’s American Archives Month. See additional posts from our other participating blogs, as well as related events and resources, on the Smithsonian’s Archives Month website.

In the final episode of “I Found it in the Archives,” processing archivist, Jayna Hanson, shares her creepiest finds from the William Seitz papers.

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Jayna Hanson is a processing archivist at the Archives of American Art and an aspiring royal.


Loved it, Jayna! That is....definitely bizarre. Eewwwww nail clippings!

That is very creepy!!

Ha nuts, great stuff, cool video....

Wait, why are the nail clippings in the archive and what are they doing there? Maybe he wants to be cloned.. not only creepy but spooky too.

love this clip and thanks for share.

<strong>Kevin Barnes</strong>

Thanks again for the post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

<strong>Kevin Barnes</strong>

I really like and appreciate your blog.Thanks Again. Cool.