American Archival Analysis: The Recent Development of the Archival Profession in the United States

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 347 pages
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Winner, Society of American Archivists' Waldo Gifford Leland Prize, 1991 During the 1980s the archival profession in the United States engaged in a period of intense self-analysis and planning for the future. This unique collection of essays, some themselves documents in the debates and discussions that characterized these years, reflects on the wide range of issues and concerns that archivists addressed in the 1980s and suggests some future directions for the archival profession as it nears the end of this century. Not since the 1960s and the writings of Ernst Posner on state archives and H.G. Jones on the National Archives has there been such an effort by an individual to assess the nature and condition of the archival profession.

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The Precarious
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Two Professionalism and Archivists in the
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Three Laying a Foundation for Archival
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Richard J. Cox , Lecturer in Archives and Records Management, School of Library & Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, has worked in a variety of archival and records management positions in a historical society, state archives, and municipal archives. He recently completed a three-year term on the governing council of the Society of American Archivists. He has published numerous articles on archival topics, as well as co-editing a book on the research collections of the Maryland Historical Society (1981) and being principal author of a statewide assessment of Alabama's historical record (1985) and a self-study guide for New York historical records programs (1988).

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