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RE: Snags at the (Historical) Society

in #history4 years ago (edited)

A lack of focus and leadership is often blamed for programmatic and budget sprawl:

they were passive, and simply agreed to whatever programs the staff and board proposed without evaluating whether or not the HSP had the resources to allocate to them.

I remember Stitt ending a collaborative project with the Library Company (that had been approved by her predecessor) to update the 1958 book on lithography by Nichols Biddle Wainwright. There even was a grant to get the project going, although more would have to be raised.

In retrospect, I imagine Stitt saw that kind of project (ultimately accomplished as Philadelphia On Stone) as part of the problem, not the solution.

Was it? Or was it collateral damage?

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Austerity measures are really tricky! In a way I wonder if collateral damage is necessary to convince folks of the severity of the problem?