Why do we love the pencil so much in Special Collections?
Well, what’s not to love? It is easy to find, inexpensive, waterproof, and best of all,
it has a handy-dandy eraser. It’s the eraser that makes pencils our writing instrument of choice in Special Collections & Archives. Although we know our users are careful, mistakes can happen and an errant pencil marking is easily erased. A pen? Not so much.
Next time you visit, leave your pens at home and get ready to research!