Cambridge Historian almost history

By  | August 17, 2011 | 2 Comments | Filed under: History, Local History, Local News

Jim Quantrell set to retire in September

Jim Quantell, who is a walking encyclopedia on local history, is set to retire from his post at the Cambridge Archives at the end of September. The author of several book and a regular column in The Times, Jim is not worried about finding something to do.

Good luck, Jim. I’ll be one of the many Cambridge residents who will miss you at the archives. I can’t count the hours of research you have saved me over the years.

2 Responses to Cambridge Historian almost history

  1. Thomas Vann December 1, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Why the City hasn’t replaced Jim is strange. The most ideal person in this town for this post would be Dave Menary. He has written 2 books about local history, worked for the Reporter, and been a teacher. l know Dave personally and can tell you straight up he’s a local historian inside out. A polite honest person like Dave would be a perfect addition for this position. There could be a cost factor for the City however. Since we’re broke and our reserves are nearly drained (remember the City summer closings). After contacting HR of the City they told me they just don’t know if or when this job will be offered. Jim will be missed no doubt but Mr. Menary is the perfect fit for the job.

  2. Scot Ferguson-Barber December 1, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I spoke to Lynn at the archives and she told me that they plan on hiring someone in the new year. I agree dave would be a good choice.

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