Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

A Technological Revolution at the VHS

Academic journal article The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

A Technological Revolution at the VHS

Article excerpt

The first item on the agenda of every meeting of our board of trustees is the reading of minutes from one hundred years ago. It is a quaint but important tradition that reminds us of the long and distinguished history of this great institution. It can also help us remember that what goes around, comes around. Last year we read the minutes of an 1896 meeting at which the board debated whether to install a telephone at the historical society. They voted to get one, and frankly it has not stopped ringing since. Telephones have become such a vital part of VHS operations (and our own lives) that it is difficult to imagine a world without these essential communication tools.

A century from now, when the trustees read the one hundred-year-old minutes, they will reflect on an action as significant as the advent of the telephone. Last year the board enthusiastically voted for the Society to join the technological revolution that is sweeping the world. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.