A great collection is always based on a passion. It is not random. It grows from a strong root.
If our coming together seldom includes our work, and is largely social, our influence on our communities is limited.
Certainly my methods of research are sometimes unorthodox… but I am not saddled with the literal-minded over-reliance on facts that a PhD sometimes confers.
I don’t usually call it the Bingham Estate but just the big house, which gives it the same moniker as SingSing; but when big news breaks, the big name seems appropriate.
Curtie would never have imagined that her handiwork, perhaps not appropriately valued during her life time, could inspire such awe and pleasure in a group that knows their textiles and their important role in interpreting our history.
It is not only the personal that our papers record but the way the personal becomes political, even for women who may never recognize the connection.