Centralized Archives, Searching for Public Papers: This is pretty amazing. Not that long ago if you were looking for the papers of say, Arthur Corbin, you’d would have had to contact, probably in writing, each and every institution where he might ever have taught and asked for a paper card catalog search. Then, even less long ago, you could search the individual institution’s electronic catalog, assuming they put the archives collection in the catalog. Now we have the ArchiveGrid, with contributers from major collections around the world. Archivists are amazing.