SAA posts Open Access copy of Archival History Classic

The Society of American Archivists has just made freely available a digital, searchable PDF of Ernest Posner’s classic Archives in the Ancient World, originally published in 1972. Reprinted in 2003 with a new introduction by James M. O’Toole, the book has greatly influenced the field of archival history, serving as a formative text in the historiography of early archiving. The full text can be downloaded from the Society of American Archivists’ website under the “Free Publications” tab (Ernest Posner, Archives in the Ancient World, 2003 (full text PDF).

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