It's fun to receive the daily mail delivery here in Archives & Special Collections because we often receive donations by mail--some expected and others quite unexpected. Here are a few new surprise arrivals...
Yes, that's right: underwear in the mail! A Class of 1992 graduate donated several pairs of boxer shorts.
This pair from the Law Society is a special favorite of mine:
And here's a great pair for the class of 1992:
"I didn't know the MHC Archives collected underwear," you may be asking your self. Well, we don't collect underwear per se, but part of our mission as a college archives is to document student life on campus. Wonderful alumnae, such as this generous member of the Class of 1992, help us to do this through donations of personal letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and class and student organization records of all kinds, including, yes, sometimes even boxer shorts.
So come on in and visit these new arrivals! We're open all summer, Monday through Friday, 9:30am to noon and 1 to 4:30pm. (Mary will be glad to see you.)