ergophobe - 5:53 am on Dec 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Great idea! You make me think of things I should try, and the things that come to mind are...
How about a rotating block on the front page that cycles through them and has links to some of those pages with "classics from the archives" or some such title. Play with headlines and if any of them get any traction that way.
Also, do you have any stats on how people get there (direct link from inside/outside, keywords). Even at one page view per month, if they're old, they must have at least 20 page views. If you look at how people got there, can you figure out if they're finding what they were looking for and tweak the headlines to match better?