I was surprised to find this website: http://www.economistspapers.org.uk/. I was not surprised to read who is behind this online guide to economists’ archives: Susan Howson, Donald Moggridge, and Donald Winch. I was also not surprised by the content of the site: a cross listing of where to find papers and correspondence with a few familiar background references. My surprise was at stumbling upon it without having heard of it before. Surely, this is a resource to advertise and maybe build upon. So, I was depressed to find that the Duke archives are not listed.
After recovering from the bouts of self-assurance, surprise and depression, I filled in the sidebar form that asks “How useful did you find the website during your visit?” My answer was “Very Useful,” even more useful after seeing the results of the online poll. Between February 2007 and today only 49 people filled it in. Too few.