No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal (Paperback)

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The public increase of interest in the past has not necessarily brought with it a greater understanding about how archives are formed. To this end, Richard Cox takes a serious look at archival repositories and collections. Cox suggests that archives do not just happen, but are consciously shaped (and sometimes distorted) by archivists, the creators of records, and other individuals and institutions. In this series of essays, Cox offers archivists rare insight into the fundamentals of appraisal, and historians and other users of archives the opportunity to appreciate the collections they all too often take for granted.

About the Author

Richard J. Cox is a Professor of School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780810848962
ISBN-10: 0810848961
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2004
Pages: 304
Language: English