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No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal

Cox, Richard J. (2004) No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal. Scrarecrow, Metuchen, NJ. ISBN 0-8108-4896-1

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Abstract

The public increase of interest in the past has not necessarily brought with it a greater understanding about how archives are formed. To this end, this book takes a serious look at archival repositories and collections, suggesting that archives do not just happen, but are consciously shaped (and sometimes distorted) by archivists, the creators of records, and other individuals and institutions. In this series of essays, I offer archivists rare insight into the fundamentals of appraisal, and historians and other users of archives the opportunity to appreciate the collections they all too often take for granted.


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Item Type: Book
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, Richard J.rjcox@pitt.eduRJCOX
Date: 2004
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Scrarecrow
Place of Publication: Metuchen, NJ
Number of Pages: 304
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: archival, appraisal, collection, development
ISBN: 0-8108-4896-1
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 15:38
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:09
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5706

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