Thursday, August 21, 2003

Another anthrax victim

It appears that the archives of the National Enquirer are going to be destroyed because of potential Anthrax contamination. The building of AMI, publisher of the supermarket tabloid, has been sealed tightly with all of its contents in place for almost two years after severe anthrax contamination was discovered. Now a developer has acquired the building at a bargain-basement price in return for an agreement to decontaminate it. Part of the agreement states that he can destroy anything found inside.

Not that the Enquirer's archives are the most important archival collection out there. But they are a slice of American life, and it's tragic to see them destroyed.

For more, see this New York Times story.

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