Submitter: I’m happy to say that this book is no longer in our academic library, though it is in other public and academic libraries according to WorldCat. It almost reads as though it is supposed to be a juvenile book, but it was in our main collection. Unfortunately, book tape over the spine obscures what was probably a wonderful picture of a knight on the cover. My favorite part was the lists of disasters that could happen to you and how fingerprint files would fix them. Plus, the statement that “only a criminal” wouldn’t want to send their fingerprints to the FBI for storage.
Holly: I can hear it now: “But it’s historical!” Yes. It is. It is so historical, in fact, that it has earned its place in an archive or museum. If it is being held together by book tape and prayer AND it is more than 50 years old AND you can find a ton of information about the subject elsewhere, it’s ok to weed it. Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! This one hits all three of those criteria.
But It’s Historical!