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Can History and Archives Reconnect: Bridging the Archival Divide

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/9780199740543.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

In a short, final chapter the authors raise the question of whether archives and history—archivists and historians—can reconnect in our digitalized “post-custodial” age, and why being better informed ... 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


The Biographer’s Power and Private Archives

Birgitte Possing

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/9781781381373.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Historical biography is an important public tool in understanding how historical and public personalities have an impact. The Western market is overwhelmed by biographical writing, in entertainment, ... More


The World Rewound: Wittgenstein Tractatus

Whitney Davis

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/9780816648740.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Péter Forgács’s remarkable film Wittgenstein Tractatus (1992). The film endorses the particular capacity of film to re-view the world as seen (or found) by us: it is as much a ... More


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