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Robert Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:24:50 -0400
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BALLSTON SPA – Chris Morley’s official title in the Village of
Ballston Spa was Historical Consultant, and everyone in the village
knew of and loved his huge collection of pictures and memorabilia. He
was also renowned among village residents for his photographic memory.

But when Morley passed away, it was discovered that his massive
collection was never catalogued. Not only that, the collection isn’t
all in one place; Morley bequeathed some of his items to the Ballston
Spa Library and some to Brookside Museum, while some of the more
valuable items are being stored at Village Hall. His more personal
items went to his family.

After Morley’s passing, Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano soon realized
what a wonderful treasure Morley had given to the village. He is now
considering ways to catalogue those items.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library