To Our Readers, Apr. 10, 1995

WHEN TEENAGER ELAINE FELSHER left her East Texas home (Jacksonville, pop. 7,000) for New York City in 1946, she had dreams of singing as a mezzo-soprano at the Metropolitan Opera. To support herself while pursuing her aspirations, she found work as a "file analyst" trainee at TIME. Little did Felsher suspect that her trainee stint would blossom into "the most interesting job I could have ever hoped for."

The job, from which Felsher retired last week after a 27-year career here, was overseeing the archives of Time Inc., the repository of this magazine's records as well as those of LIFE, FORTUNE...

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