Pencil power!

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!

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