When I started keeping a journal, they were in soft cover sketchbooks. Later they expanded into 8 ½ x 11 hardbound sketchbooks. Then they grew again into the 11 x 14 hardbounds that gave me a good expanse to draw and write in.
When I switched to an all digital format, I began keeping the ephemera of my life in archival boxes labeled by year with a CD of the blogs included. That’s a lot of heavy volumes and boxes packaged up and sitting on a shelf and in the garage. That’s a lot of coming apart sketchbooks and rusty 3 ring binders just stored and waiting.
I want to find a home for these volumes and boxes. I don’t want to burden my kids with this great mass of stuff. Although they record my and San Diego history from 1974, I know that the underfunded San Diego historical society isn’t the right place for them either. There they would moulder on a back shelf. I’d been wondering if SDSU’s woman’s study program would be the right place….or just the library at SDSU.
What do you all think?