I go through a lot of books, both at work and in my free time. This year alone I have used almost 100 books to create my collages (and, yes, there is a spreadsheet with their titles and all sorts of other information). I thought I would post a list of some of the stuff I've found.
This one was in an issue of Science News from 1952. Someone has written yes by questions number 5 and 17 (answering yes to three questions or more indicates alcoholism). Seeing this was one of those moments where I really was in awe of how objects get passed along, and how someone held this book at some point over the course of 65 years, saw this quiz and was worried enough about the outcome to write down their answers.
I found this list for a camp out inside a 1960s Boy Scout Handbook.
I found this note written on a taped page of a 1960s issue of the American Nursing Journal. It reads, "I should change my major"
I found this little typing exercise inside a volume of the 1949 Childcraft education series. I want to frame this one someday. The poem is Telephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards.
That's only a small sampling of the things I've found, so I'll be sure to post some others soon!