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Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory

Cox, Richard J. (2004) Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory. Society of American Archivists, Chicago. ISBN 1-931666-07-5

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The relationship of history, archival studies, and the emergent information disciplines continues to be a topic of debate in the modern archival profession. Lester J. Cappon (1900-1981) is the quintessential proponent of archival knowledge based on historical scholarship, and his writings remain prescient decades after his death. The 12 essays collected for the first time in a single volume cover the range of Cappon's primary interests, archival theory, archival collecting and appraisal, the relationship between archivists and historians or archives and history, and documentary editing. These essays, which reflect Cappon's considerable soul searching about the knowledge and identity of the archivist, and his own strong sense of history and archives, continue to be relevant today and make an important contribution to the professional discourse.


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Cox, Richard J.rcox@mail.sis.pitt.edu
Title: Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory
Status: Published
Abstract: The relationship of history, archival studies, and the emergent information disciplines continues to be a topic of debate in the modern archival profession. Lester J. Cappon (1900-1981) is the quintessential proponent of archival knowledge based on historical scholarship, and his writings remain prescient decades after his death. The 12 essays collected for the first time in a single volume cover the range of Cappon's primary interests, archival theory, archival collecting and appraisal, the relationship between archivists and historians or archives and history, and documentary editing. These essays, which reflect Cappon's considerable soul searching about the knowledge and identity of the archivist, and his own strong sense of history and archives, continue to be relevant today and make an important contribution to the professional discourse.
Date: 2004
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Society of American Archivists
Place of Publication: Chicago
Number of Pages: 234
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 1-931666-07-5
Uncontrolled Keywords: archival history, documentary editing
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 10:33
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 10:33

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