History of American Archives

Did you know October is American Archives Month? Join LHRT News and Notes in saluting American archives by browsing these links on archival history:

Revival: History of the American Archival History Roundtable Newsletter (2017)–great news, SAA is re-launching this key publication!

Bibliography of American Archival History  (Society of American Archivists)–the starting point for research on archives.

American Archivist Journal Back Files–trace the development of the archival profession with open access back files to many issues of this venerable journal.

ALA Archives: American Archives Month–Cara Bertram highlights the ALA Archives activities.

Patty Reinert Mason ‘s CSPAN Talk–the history of the National Archives building and its rich symbolism.

The History of Archives: The State of the Discipline (ABSTRACT)–an 2015 overview of archival history by Elizabeth Yale, check your institution’s Project Muse subscription for full text.

Archival Arrangement and Description: Analog to DigitalLois Hamill’s book, available as partial view on Google Books, offers a concise history of archival practice.

Closing an Era: Historical Perspectives on Modern Archives and Records Management–Richard J. Cox’s  2000 book available as partial view in Google Books.

Why not research the history of your favorite archives–and write up a short post about it for LHRT News and Notes?

All the Best,









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