Key, Spoon? – New Terms Are Easy to Submit

Do you need Nomenclature terms for the strange things in your collection? It’s now easy to submit suggestions for additions and changes. The new Suggest Additions/Changes/Updates page gives you a pick list for adding terms, changing definitions, and many other options. The entry pages include explanations and walk you through the process. All suggestions will be carefully considered for the next edition of Nomenclature.


Go to and click on Go To Forms at the bottom of the page.  That will take you to the Suggest Additions/Changes/Updates page where you can choose from the list of possible submissions. Requests have never been so easy.

And the key spoon? It’s from Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA 2952) and was made by one of the inmates on Alcatraz Island. Officers had to keep their keys covered with metal sleeves so that inmates could not see and copy their keys’ distinctive patterns.