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The Turn Away from Historical Authority in the Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter continues to examine the changing relationships between archivists and historical scholars but now from the archivists’ perspective. It looks closely at the challenges archives began to ... More


What to Show the World

Janna Jones

in The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1920s through the 1940s, leaders in the film industry and some of the country's most powerful cultural institutions recognized cinema's potential as a nationalistic tool for boosting the ... More


The Inventory Room Is Sepulchral

Arlette Farge

in The Allure of the Archives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176735
eISBN:
9780300180213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176735.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This short chapter describes from a very personal perspective the inventory room of the National Archives and what it is like to be there. The room has an unmistakable smell and atmosphere. This ... More


Archiving the Nation: Sarkar’s Fall from Grace

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tells the story of the transformation of the Imperial Record Department of the colonial Government of India into the National Archives on the independence. But the story is also a ... More


Traces by the Thousands

Arlette Farge

in The Allure of the Archives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176735
eISBN:
9780300180213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176735.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This first chapter outlines what led the author to carry out the research that forms the core of this book. The book deals almost exclusively with archives of the eighteenth century, which are stored ... More


Archiving the British Raj: History of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489923
eISBN:
9780199095599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The archives are generally sites where historians conduct research into our past. Seldom are they objects of research. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya traces the path that led to the creation of a central ... More


London and Portsmouth

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author discusses his search for materials for the book at the National Archives in the UK and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. He also discusses his attempts to find the graves of the submariners.


Founders

Lauren R. Kerby

in Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658773
eISBN:
9781469655918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658773.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how white evangelicals come to imagine themselves as heirs to the American founding fathers, and how they find material evidence to support their claims about the nation’s ... More


Move to the Metropolis

Deepak Kumar

in The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self, and Society in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199461530
eISBN:
9780199086399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461530.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter views the shift from a mofussil town to the capital cities from a personal angle. It is during this shift that a researcher emerges. The local and the bigger national scene form the ... More


Conceptualizing the Conway Papers

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter attempts to define the Conway Papers archive, which is damaged, depleted and dispersed. The Conway Papers can be identified by a distinctive stamp which was applied by John Wilson Croker ... More


Legacy

Gerald E. Poyo

in Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Revolutionary ideals rarely find immediate practical and satisfying implementations and Cuba’s separation from Spain was no exception, producing additional revolutionary turmoil in the twentieth ... More


London Again

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author discusses his return to the National Archives in London in 2006 to photograph all materials related to the court of enquiry and court-martial files and his visits to the British Library to ... More


Atomic Snapshots

Lindsey A. Freeman

in Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622378
eISBN:
9781469623177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622378.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents a photo of J. Robert Oppenheimer, as well as the author’s mother and grandfather, in examining Ed Westcott’s photography concerning the Manhattan Project. His photographs stare ... More


Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Rene Hayden, Anthony E. Kaye, and Kate Masur (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469611099_Hayden
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the remaking of the South's labor system in the tumultuous aftermath of emancipation. Using documents selected from the National Archives, this volume depicts the struggle of ... More


Introduction

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This study analyzes the effects of the Civil War on northern black families as they sacrificed for a Union victory, and asks the question, how were black Union soldiers from the North and their ... More


Introduction

Kenneth J. Vandevelde

in The First Bilateral Investment Treaties: U.S. Postwar Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation Treaties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190679576
eISBN:
9780190679606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679576.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

The Roosevelt-Truman administrations conceived a foreign investment policy that sought to project New Deal liberalism onto the world, in part through the negotiation of FCN treaties with new ... More


The Myth of Judicial Independence

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book on the criminal justice system is uniquely positioned to examine judicial claims to independence, the politics of the judiciary, the rule of law, and the role of the executive in the ... More


We were the world’s first computer operators

Eleanor Ireland

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0023
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In 1944 I worked at Bletchley Park and lived at nearby Woburn Abbey. My job was to assist the codebreakers by operating one of the Colossus machines. In ... More


Ultra revelations

Brian Randell

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0025
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In 1974 and 1975 two books (The Ultra Secret and Bodyguard of Lies) were published. These books alerted the general public for the first time to some of ... More


Introduction and Overview

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

in The Myth of Judicial Independence: Criminal Justice and the Separation of Powers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter explains the formal division of powers in the British state: the power of Parliament to make and develop the law; the power of the judiciary to interpret the law; and the power of the ... More


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