Newberry Award Books, and Record or Tape. Our children gave us that confused look. You know the one where you look at living history (us) and think, " Really?" We proceeded to tell them how challenging and time consuming it could be to do research. Searching for topics in large drawers. In the end we both smiled and felt a little older.
But, it was still a very fun walk down memory lane. I told my librarians the story and they told me that card catalogs are hot collectors items currently. Apparently used as furniture and not as card catalogs.