The TSE Traders Archive has now been running with daily postings since late July and we have had a good deal of praise from all over the country. I would like to thank a number of people for their assistance. Simone Lau, a U.S trader on my desk, who is responsible for the actual creation, day-to-day posts, scanning and design of the Archive. In other words, the hard part. John Manna has been an invaluable contributor. Fred Ketchen, at 70, can still remember a lot of the names from some of the oldest pictures. I would like to particularly thank the individuals that sent me their pictures or profiles.
The reason why Simone and I started the Archive was because we were seeing the TSE Floor Trader’s history starting to disappear. People were losing touch with each other and even worse, people were passing away. Once we started the Archive, we have been constantly surprised to find out that many traders/post clerks/phone clerks and customer service staff don’t even have a picture of themselves on the Floors. Our intention, if we are successful, is to receive enough information/pictures/profiles and stories to publish something for everyone as a memento.
We have been in contact with lots of individuals and have been promised lots of information. It has been like pulling teeth. Promises are late in coming. Please share your information with us and the rest of the street. Mail your items to my address listed on the Archive (on the right panel) and we will return the originals to you.
I would also ask that you pass on the Archive link to your contacts. We know that there is a large population of traders that don’t even know about the site yet.