For The Sake Of The Trust

The Occasional Journal of The BSI Archive

For The Sake Of The Trust is the newsletter of The Baker Street Irregulars Trust.  It has articles about the progress and activities of The Trust in assembling The BSI Archive. 

If you have questions, or you want to buy a copy, please email newsletter editor Mike Berdan.


A Battered Tin Dispatch-box of All Past Issues:


Fall 2014 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Fall 2014 (PDF - 2MB)

Evolutionary, My Dear Sherlockian: The BSI Trust Online by Randall Stock

Memories are Made of This: The BSI Trust Oral History Project by Marsha Pollak

A Matchless Journey by Robert Katz / From the Chair / The Cardinal Points


Spring 2014 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Spring 2014 (PDF - 2MB)

BSI Archive Digitization Initiative Displays First Results by Peter X. Accardo

Personal Responsibility by Donald Izban

Added to the Archives / Gifts to the Treasury / BSI Trust News plus From the Chair by Andrew Solberg


Fall 2013 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Fall 2013 (PDF - 1MB)

BSI Trust Board Changes by Marshall S. Berdan, Thomas J. Francis, Michael F. Whelan

From the (Incoming) Chair by Andrew Solberg (The BSI Oral History Project)

Advice from Fifty Years Ago by Peter X. Accardo / Added to the Archives / BSI Trust News


Spring 2013 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Spring 2013 (PDF - 1MB)

Now We Are Ten by Marshall S. Berdan

From Junk Drawer to Research Resource by Don Curtis

Added to the Archives / Gifts to the Treasury plus From the Chair - The Trust at Ten by Thomas J. Francis


Fall 2012 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Fall 2012 (PDF - 1MB)

Treasures from the BSI Trust Archives: The Rathbone-Smith Correspondence by Greg Darak

Accessing the BSI Trust Archives from your own home by Greg Darak

Added to the Archives plus Sherlockian Fanfare from LA by Randall Stock


Spring 2012 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Spring 2012 (PDF - 1MB)

Tell Us a Story: The BSI Trust's Oral History Project by Andy Solberg

A Collector Recollects by Vincent (Vinnie) Brosnan

Added to the Archives / Gifts to the Treasury plus Benefactor's Medal Awarded to Glen Miranker


Fall 2011 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Fall 2011 (PDF - 2MB)

BSI Archival Cataloguing Project Successfully Completed by Peter X. Accardo

"I saw a glimmer of light coming from the open door of the library" by Peggy Perdue

Added to the Archives / Gifts to the Treasury plus A Day at the Library by Marshall S. Berdan


Spring 2010 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Spring 2010 (PDF - 1MB)

Symposium Studies Doyle’s Contributions to Literature by Peter Reuell

Mondays with Sherlockians by Bob Coghill

Added to the Archives plus Photos From an Exhibition


Fall 2008 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Fall 2008 (PDF - 5MB)

The BSI Archive at Houghton Library by Peter X. Accardo

Don Izban - Why Is This Project Important

Recent Contributions plus Photos from the Utah Expedition


Spring 2008 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Spring 2008 (PDF - 4MB)

Reminiscences of David Ansel Weiss

Art Levine: Donation from 50 years an Irregular

William Chesley Worthington family donation


Winter 2007 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Winter 2007 (PDF - 2MB)

The Colin Prestige Archive by Nicholas Utechin

Recent Contributions




Summer 2007 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Summer 2007 (PDF - 2MB)

The Objectives of The Baker Street Irregulars Trust by Leslie Klinger

BSI Biography Project Takes Its First Seventeen Steps by Sue Vizoskie

Recent Contributions


Spring 2006 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Spring 2006 (PDF - 2MB)

Bob Coghill on the role of the archivist

CNN interview tape with Tom Stix, Jr. and John Bennett Shaw

Recent Contributions


Fall 2005 BSI Trust Newsletter cover
Fall 2005 (PDF - 5 MB)

Glen Miranker talks about his donation of 510 early letters, business books and BSI ephemera.

Les Klinger's donation of manuscripts for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels.

Financial Summary of The Trust