Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

The following was advice I received from a history professor about how to properly handle extremely old primary sources in archives and not become ill.

I was in a reading and discussion class being taught by Claudio Pena, a Marxist historian specializing in Latin American history. He had wild black curls for hair and was always dressed in black. Continue reading