From The-Society.NET | THE LEXICON
Back when the Society felt culture was too cluttered, they created the Hundred Committee to choose the 100 best paintings, poems, songs and stories. During this time, Archivists knew that what wasn't selected would be destroyed, so they worked at saving what they could. These are stored on illegal ports that they designed themselves.
They sell these works that they have saved to anyone that wants to buy from them, however they are very expensive. The Archivists have access to information and connections that are also available for trade.
Archivists have had specific training so they are able to recognize forgeries. They only certify the authenticity of trades, they do not ask people to account for how they came across their items. They do not accept new writing or poems. All trades are supposed to be secret.
The head Archivist for Central City is a woman the Cassia meets the night of her Match sorting. She takes Cassia to the Archivist's hiding place. She is the person that supervises the trades in Central, not often completing trades on her own. Her first job with the Archivists was sorting and cataloging the goods. The head archivist told the Pilot about Cassia's trade for her grandfather's memory card.
The Archivists in Central are in an underground location that houses multiple rooms for storage of goods.
Some people are authorized to trade with people on behalf of the Archivists. The authorized traders wear thin red bracelets on their wrists. Traders are not supposed to give out their name.
Poem in October by Dylan Thomas
An unnamed Dylan Thomas story
The story of a girl that can spin straw into gold
Forks, knives and spoons
Two trades pay well in Keya Province after the mutation. Checking the fields to see who has died and selling the tubes.