Volunteers Needed: Crowdsourced Special Collections or University Archives Histories’ Web Review

This project will gather data about the current state of institutional web-available histories of Special Collections and University Archives. As a result of this data collection, the Archival History Section will be able to promote the writing of online archival histories of research and academic institutions, including archives and special collections in college and university... Continue Reading →

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Review of “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World”

de Hamel, Christopher. Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World (New York: Penguin Press, 2017) vii + 640pp. ISBN: 978-1594206115. Christopher de Hamel, the world’s leading consultant on medieval manuscripts, currently resides in Great Britain. Throughout his varied career, de Hamel has worked as a cataloger at Sotheby’s and holds the record for cataloguing... Continue Reading →

AHS Archival History Article Award

Do you know of a recent article that excels in the field of archival history? Find information regarding the Archival History Section's Archival History Article award and criteria for nominations. Purpose and Criteria for Selection: This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history,... Continue Reading →

Review of “Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Stuart England”

Noah Millstone, Manuscript Circulation and the Invention of Politics in Early Stuart England (Cambridge University Press, 2016). xvi + 358 pp. ISBN: 978-1107120723. In the last quarter century or so, scholars have been busy uncovering a rich manuscript culture in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England too long overshadowed by print.  It is now clear that print... Continue Reading →

Quotable History – 1775

"Mettre dans un Chartrier un ordre qui dure éternellement, sans que personne le maintienne, est une chose aussi impossible que de faire une Montre qui aille perpétuellement sans jamais être montée: cependant on peut dire que chaque Archiviste approche plus ou moins de ce point de perfection, à proportion de la bonté de son système."... Continue Reading →

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