Print Archives Show Past Impeachments. Where Will We Go to Find the History Being Made Today?

After President Donald Trump released a partial transcript of the much-disputed call with Ukraine, Washington Post readers were treated to a story about an almost exact parallel from 45 years ago.

“That time Nixon released doctored transcripts during Watergate,” teased the headline on a Sept. 25 article by Gillian Brockell.

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One thought on “Print Archives Show Past Impeachments. Where Will We Go to Find the History Being Made Today?

  • November 20, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    good point – the proliferation of cheap digital memory media will make it practically impossible to recall news items published in the past. Because digital memory is temporary? And pigs fly.

    I’ll bet the sources names in the article used digital memory to recall the images and text of old issues. I’ll bet not a single finger was stained by ink flipping through old print copies in the publications’ morgues. The print archives are digital. And current print editions are archived, physically and digitally. So what’s the point?

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