New Hampshire Daily

Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection

Northern New Hampshire is known for its beautiful mountains and hiking opportunities, or its ski areas that draw crowds from all over New England in the winter. However, the North Country is home to more than recreational resorts. Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains is a thriving arts community that holds poetry in high regard.

Courtesy Julie Falk via flickr/creative commons

In 1990, NHPR language commentator Richard Lederer shared with listeners some of the 10 “Best-Stressed Puns” of 1989, as decided upon by the International Save the Pun Foundation. Take a listen to Lederer recounting what the International Save the Pun Foundation considered to be some of the best puns of 1989.

Archivists are all about anniversaries…we put a man on the moon 45 years ago this week, The Exchange marked that anniversary with help from the Sky Guys the other day. This week is also the 10th anniversary of Killington, VT officials meeting with NH Gov. Craig Benson about plans for secession and perhaps throwing in with the Granite State (more about that here).

This arrived in the mail today.

This unassuming hard drive contains more than 500 GB of audio, the digital representation of 280 tape reels.  A couple months ago, I mentioned that NHPR was sending the last of the tape reels in our archive to Crawford Media to be digitized. And today the fruits of their labor appeared in the form of this orange-y goodness. (They also sent along a few pictures of the digitization process, take a look at the slideshow above).