Digital Archiving Resources

Beyond the Archives

Title

Beyond the Archives

Subject

Personal archives

Description

In this edited volume, Gesa Kirsch and Liz Rohan explore the "backstory" of what goes into an archive. They dig deep into the research, political aspects, and decisions on what to archive. Many of the essays address the considerations involved in creating personal family archives. The writers discuss the difficulties of creating an archive that caters to a specific audience and purpose, realizing that just as history is limited so are the tools used to store information. They also maintain that archival records are not easily interpreted; both creators and readers of archival records approach these records from different interested perspectives. The authors state that professional archivists must make informed decisions as to the material they will include in an archive and must be committed to the criteria that controls the establishment of an archival collection.

Creator

Kirscsh, Gesa A. and Liz Rohan, Eds.

Publisher

Southern Illinois University

Date

2008

Contributor

Robert Clarke

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN-13: 978-0804011174

Bibliographic Citation

Kirsch, Gesa A., et al. Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process. Carbondale, Il.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Kirscsh, Gesa A. and Liz Rohan, Eds., “Beyond the Archives,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 25, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/279.