With one award, I bought myself a pearl ring. Unfortunately, the pearl fell out of the setting while I was at work. It happened when I was working with some manuscript (Hollinger) boxes while the Nixon Project still was housed in Alexandria, Virginia. Maybe someday a researcher will open one of those gray boxes at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California, and find it. An actual pearl to go along with the valuable nuggets of information in the expert care of Tim Naftali and his staff.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A Pearl Of A Story
When she was working with Richard Nixon's White House tapes and other materials at the National Archives during the 1980s, historian Maarja Krusten won several cash awards for outstanding service. She writes this morning: