I was recently reminded of the usefulness of the oyster shucker as archival implement. Yes, that’s right, the humble oyster shucker.
It’s not something I ever envisioned using in the archives. It’s not something I took courses on in library school. It was never mentioned during my internships. But it is a tool I feel we all need to be a bit more educated about. Is has a multitude of uses, and it’s just kind of fun to say.
It expertly assists with:
So, here’s to the wonderful and versatile oyster shucker! And thanks to the National Park Service in Anchorage for bringing this shucker into my life.