New York Times “Morgue” Damaged by Flooding

The New York Times “morgue” has been damaged by flooding. “A broken pipe on Saturday morning sent water cascading into the morgue — the storage area where The Times keeps its immense collection of historical photos, along with newspaper clippings, microfilm records, books and other archival material — causing minor damage and raising significant alarm.” It is estimated that 90% of the damaged photos can be salvaged. I’ve always wondered why important archival materials were kept in a basement. Keep the executives in the basement. If they get flooded they can dry out and the flooding will be fixed quicker.