Gillett Griffin invents cloud storage

gillett griffin ladder

Gillett G. Griffin, Untitled [Gillett Griffin on ladder, placing books on shelf], no date [20th century]. Paper collage. Graphic Arts Collection GC001

A former Curator of Graphic Arts, Gillett G. Griffin (born 1928) was responsible for moving our collection into the 2nd floor of the new Firestone Library in 1953. This paper collage is a self-portrait of Griffin shelving (or re-shelving) the monumental collection while balancing on a cloud. Perhaps a foreshadowing of off-site storage.