As part of my journals and diaries shelf, I also keep old letters. I just pulled down the box of "paper stuff" and am sorting it out. I just put all of my son James' artwork and letters into one three ring binder (in plastic inserts, not punching the originals). So that is now all organized.
While it was clear to me that I'd keep everything James had done, I'm less sure about other letters. There are letters from men in my life back then. I've now been with my boyfriend Bob for 13 years. I don't keep the old letters because I have any desire for these old guys. It is more like a diary, they record a part of my life that I'm glad is in the past but is still a part of me.
What do you think, is it reasonable to put them into a binder, in date order, just like I still have photos from those years? I just don't feel comfortable destroying them.