Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England [book review]

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Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: How do we understand the history of the archival profession? This question grounds ElizabethShepherd’s analysis of archives and archivists in England. Shepherd’s comprehensive survey ispacked full of information, yet is approachable by the American archivist completely unfamiliarwith the history of archives and archivists in England. Indeed, one of the main points of the bookis to showcase to an international audience the “English” voice in international archival history.A second focus of the book is to encourage modern English archivists to reflect upon the oftenquite messy and disconnected history of their profession in order to come together as a cohesivecommunity in the twenty-first century.

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Archival Issues, 32(2): 139-140
Language: English
Date: 2010
book review, archives, archivists

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