Okay, so Part 1 was quite some time ago.
But we’ve found more stuff. Like this catalog card sorter:
I have to say it again: a catalog card sorter.
I missed card catalogs so much the day Cathy found this, not for practical purposes like actually finding something for a patron, but I did always love browsing card catalogs back when they were still around. Sometimes I’d just open a drawer to see what was inside.
Something I found one day were these interlibrary loan envelopes that are both adorable and crazy:
To me, they look like tiny envelopes for teeth, and I’ve been imagining how back in the olden days, you had to cough up a tooth if you wanted an article photocopied and sent from another library. Back when MCLS was hardcore. Also, apparently, we have a half thousand of these envelopes:
I don’t know why the half thousand delights me so, but it does.