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Friday, December 14, 2012

Espy Papers Featured On C-Span

Here's an e-mail I just got from the Supervisory Archivist of the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives at the University at Albany (SUNY). She's the same lady who gave Uncle Jim, Kade and me a tour of the archives (the Espy Papers) in August 2011.

I was also going to e-mail you because C-SPAN came to Albany last month to film in several historical and cultural institutions. A crew filmed Brian talking about six of our collections for about three hours. However, the only one that made the final cut was the Espy Papers! We didn’t know until this past Saturday what would be featured. The link to the segment is below. Some of the photos featured are from the Espy Papers, but others must be from the Web as we do not hold them all and I did not provide them to the producer. Brian is shown in our vault and I make a brief cameo walking into the reading room. 15 seconds of fame!  JB

http://www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Albany/ - Scroll to the 4th segment under Book TV (left column). The other segments are interesting too. The NY State Writers Institute is based down the hall from us.

For an easier viewing, I embedded the program below.  Enjoy!

The additional photos of which she refers were some that were on my blog! I'm happy they were used.  Look closely at the 2:16 mark and you will see another Espy - and two lady friends of his - who can now bask a bit in the reflected glory of Watt Espy.

And for a report on the C-Span on the UAlbany website, click here.


Anonymous said...

Allen, thank you for this. I have wondered over the years what happened with all the research Watt did. He would come to the post office to mail these documents, often he would share with me what he had discovered. - Jeanine Holman

Anonymous said...

Very interesting, Allen! I watched all of it. Noticed that Brian demoted Major to "manager of a bank" in Alabama! - Emily (Dec '12)