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

edited with an introduction by Richard J. Cox
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : Society of American Archivists, c2004.
Language
English
Series
Archival Classics Series
ISBN
1931666075
Contents
  • Introduction. Lester J. Cappon and the relationship of history, archives, and scholarship in the golden age of archival theory.
  • Archival theory. Historical manuscripts as archives: some definitions and their application (1956) ; Tardy scholars among the archivists (1958) ; What, then, is there to theorize about? (1982)
  • Archival collecting. Walter R. Benjamin and the autograph trade at the turn of the century (1966) ; The archivist as collector (1976) ; Why presidential libraries? (1978)
  • Archivists and historians. The archival profession and the Society of American Archivists (1952) ; The National Archives and the historical profession (1969)
  • Archivists and documentary editors. The historian as editor (1958) ; A rationale for historical editing: past and present (1966) ; American historical editors before Jared Sparks: "they will plant a forest..." (1973) ; Jared Sparks: the preparation of an editor (1978)
Description
vii, 234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Monographs Fund, 2006/2007.
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