It's hard to fight the perception that archives are filled with old things: dusty old elephant tails and black and white photographs. Now, old things can actually be great. Every day on my way to my office I walk by Tisch Library's black and white print, taken in 1930, of Dorothy Myers at a telescope. I love this image, and its age is part of what I love about it.
But I also love that we have recently taken in a large selection of the photos shot by the University Photography department between 2005-2010. Because as much as I love the dusty old things which are part of our mission, I also love the shiny, colorful things which are also part of our mission.
I just find this set of images so aesthetically pleasing.