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She Has Just Arrived

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/9780300176735.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This brief chapter brings to life the first experience of entering the archives and finding a space in which to start research by describing in detail the first few moments of arrival, emphasizing ... More


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


Handing Tools and Materials Over to Others

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After 1926, differences within the historical enterprise began to take a more concrete shape. Members of the American Historical Association (AHA) based in archives and historical societies began to ... More


Do Archivists Have the Right to Write History? What is at Stake When Writing Your Own Company’s History?

Lionel Loew

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

One of the main values historians share is "objectivity". To put it naively, objectivity in historical writing means ensuring social and institutional factors don't interfere with the act of ... More


Archiving the Records of the Longitudinal Study of the Child

Diane E. Kaplan

in A Girl’s Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study Center

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300117592
eISBN:
9780300210804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117592.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter examines the issues involved in archiving the documents of the Yale Longitudinal Study (YLS). More specifically, it analyzes the documents' provenance and preservation (or neglect), ... More


O Brother, Where Chart Thou?: Pop Music and the Coen Brothers

Jeff Smith

in Popular Music and the New Auteur: Visionary Filmmakers after MTV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199827336
eISBN:
9780199369560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827336.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

While many critics position the Coen Brothers’ cinema within a larger trend toward postmodernist self-referentiality, such a rubric proves to be somewhat limited when one considers the role of ... More


The Art of Archiving

Gabriella Giannachi

in Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035293
eISBN:
9780262335416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035293.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This Chapter explores how archival methodologies have been used, especially after the 1930s, to generate environmental or process-led artworks and how art has influenced our understanding of what ... More


The Inventories of Guatemalan Archivists

Sylvia Sellers-García

in Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Periphery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787055
eISBN:
9780804788823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787055.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the transition in archival practices that occurred in the nineteenth century, arguing that the consolidation of archives in Guatemala was partly informed by a changing ... More


Archive

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the various challenges—both conceptual and methodological—that private archives pose to historical research. This observation is no mere esoteric exercise; many musician ... More


History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Robert B. Townsend

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of ... More


Cole Porter’s Papers

Mark Eden Horowitz

in A Cole Porter Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040092
eISBN:
9780252098307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040092.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents the author's reflections as the archivist for the Cole Porter Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. He shares are some of the things that touched and ... More


Developing the Tools and Materials of History Research

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After spending nearly twenty-five years in academia, J. Franklin Jameson left his position at the University of Chicago in 1904 to work at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of ... More


Placing the Tools and Materials of Research in “Other Hands”

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1910 and 1925, the American Historical Association (AHA) began to show a keen interest in the work of other historical institutions. Subtle changes in professional resources and networks ... More


Ordinary Film: The Maelstrom

Michael S. Roth

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Péter Forgács’s film The Maelstrom. It argues that Forgács’s challenge as a filmmaker, as an archivist, and as a film explorer is to preserve the ordinariness of ... More


The Creative Dimension

Carole Garibaldi Rogers

in Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199757060
eISBN:
9780190254421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757060.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents oral history interviews with two American nuns who have established careers related to creative endeavors: Sister Irene Mahoney, an Ursuline who currently works as archivist for ... More


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