For one employee - archivist David Keller - Met's rich history is always top of mind.
Keller's job is to help build our historical collection, comprised of more than 2,000 boxes and 46,000 digitized records. He and others on the records management team decide which letters, photos, engineering plans and other documents have historical significance and how to best preserve them.
Every so often, Keller gets a treasure trove of artifacts from a former employee or history buff.
A slice of our past can be seen in
many Met facilities including the HQ lobby and
Keller is also a jazz and labor historian, and author of numerous works including "The Blue Note: Seattle's Black Musicians' Union, A Pictorial History."