Call to Action #9: #Archivesin5words

We all know the importance of an elevator speech, of being able to deliver an attention-grabbing summary of what archives are or what archivists do in the amount of time it takes to get from the ground floor to your destination. Let’s take this one step further (or get off a couple floors earlier) and pare down our statements even more. In five words or less, how would you pique someone’s interest so that he or she will listen to your full elevator speech or engage in a discussion about archives and archivists? Be sure to credit any taglines already used by an archivist or institution. Otherwise let your words flow—but briefly! Share your statements via Twitter using #archivesin5words or submit them to