Locking the barn door

The government is finally wised up to the fact that historical documents are streaming out of their hands faster then they can shred them:

• From Time Magazine: On the Trail of Pilfered History with the market in stolen historical documents hotter than ever, federal investigators launch an operation to retrieve what belongs to the government. Operation Historic Protector, which the Archive’s Inspector General’s Office launched in November to combat what many fear is a growing threat to the federal government’s historical repository, as well as to state archives and university libraries: the pilfering of old letters, documents, maps, photographs, books and other historical artifacts. (via philobiblos)

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