Year in Review: Archival History Books and Articles Published in 2018

Please note: The Editors of AHN have worked diligently to assemble this list of recent publications. If you think of a publication from 2018 not included in this list, please email the citation to the AHN Editors (archivalhistorynews@gmail.com).

BOOKS (4)

Archives and Information in the Early Modern World, eds. Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters, and Alexandra Walsham (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Corens, Liesbeth, Kate Peters, and Alexandra Walsham, eds. Archives and Information in the Early Modern World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). 350 pp.



Friederich, Markus. The Birth of the Archive: A History of Knowledge Trans. John Noël Dillon (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018), 293 pp., originally published as Friedrich, Markus. Die Geburt des Archivs: Eine Wissengeschichte [The Birth of the Archives: A History of Knowledge]. Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2013.

Friedrich, Markus. The Birth of the Archive: A History of Knowledge (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018).


Kassow, Samuel D. Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018), 523 pp., originally published as Kassow, Samuel D. Ringelblums Vermächtnis : das geheime Archiv des Warschauer Ghettos. Reinbek bei Hamburg : Rowohlt Verlag, 2010.

Kassow, Samuel D., Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018).


The International Directory of National Archives. Eds. Franks, Patricia, and Anthony Bernier. (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).

The International Directory of National Archives Eds. Franks, Patricia, and Anthony Bernier. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018). 448 pp. or ebook.





ARTICLES (22)

Ames, Alexander Lawrence. “The ‘Spirit of the Fatherland’: German-American Culture and Community in the Library and Archive of the German Society of Pennsylvania, ca. 1887-1920.” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society 2, no. 2 (2018), 103-126.

Baker, Penelope. “Back-bone or burden? The Role of the RPS (Records Preservation Section) in the BRA (British Records Association).” Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association 53, no. 136 (April 2018), 27-44.

Boujdidi, Ali, and Paul M. Love. “Preserving Endangered Archives in Jerba, Tunisia: The al-Bāsī Family Library Pilot Project.” Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies 3, no. 1 (2018), 215-219.

Crookham, Alan, and Richard Wragg. “Curatorial and Archival Approaches to the National Gallery Archives.” Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association 39, no. 1 (2018), 57-72. Available online at cost from Taylor & Francis.

Dodd, Lauren B. “The Feminist Library: “History is Herstory, Too”,” SLIS Connecting: Vol. 7, no. 1 (2018). Available at no cost at https://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol7/iss1/8/

Dunning, Andrew N.J. “John Lakenheath’s Rearrangement of the Archives of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, c. 1380.” The Library 19, no. 1 (March 2018), 63–68.

Eck, Christopher R. “A Brief History of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission — Part 1.” The Federalist, Society for History in the Federal Government Newsletter, Second Series, no. 60 (Winter 2018), 10-11.

Ketelaar, Eric. “The Dutch Comptoir as Information Centre.” Archival Science 18 (2018), 333-341, available for free at https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10502-018-9298-3.pdf

Kolar, Kelly A. “Bourgeois Specialists and Red Professionals in 1920s Soviet Archival Development.” Information & Culture: A Journal of History 53, no. 3/4 (2018), 243-270. Retrieved January 2, 2019, from Project Muse database.

Linden, Amanda. “The Advocate’s Archive: Walter Rudnicki and the Fight for Indigenous Rights in Canada, 1955–2010.” Archivaria 85 (Spring 2018), 38-67. Available at cost online at: https://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/13630

Loughnane, Christopher, and William Aspray. “Rethinking the Call for a U.S. National Data Center in the 1960s: Privacy, Social Science Research, and Data Fragmentation Viewed from the Perspective of Contemporary Archival Theory.” Information & Culture: A Journal of History 53, no. 2 (2018), 203-242.

Love, Paul. “Provenance in the Aggregate: The Social Life of an Arabic Manuscript Collection in Naples.” Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies 3, no. 2 (2018), 334-356.

Maidment, Ewan. “Lindsay Cleland, 1928–2017.” Archives and Manuscripts, 46, no. 1 (2018), 100-108. Available online at cost from Taylor & Francis.

Miller, Lee, and Lauren Brown. “Regional Archival Organizations: History in the Making.” Archival History News (Fall 2018).

Miller, Stephen. “‘Print is Much Safer than MS’: The Fate of Folklore and Folk Song Collections in the Isle of Man.” KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies, 2, no. 1 (November 2018), Article 6. Freely available at: http://doi.org/10.5334/kula.26

O’Leary, Derek Kane. “Repatriating the American Archive in the Antebellum U.S.” Archival History News (Spring 2018).

Poole, Alex. “‘Be Damned Pushy at Times’: The Committee on the Status for Women and Feminism in the Archival Profession, 1972-1998.” The American Archivist 81, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018), 394-437. Available online with current SAA membership.

Real, Brian. “The Hidden History of the American Film Institute: The Cold War, Arts Policy, and American Film Preservation.” The Moving Image 18, no. 1 (2018), 25-47.

“Retired University Archivist Looks Back 32 Years: An Interview of Anne Turkos.” Personal Interview by Eric Stoykovich. Archival History News (Winter 2018)

Roy, Alain. “Francis-J. Audet: The Archivist Emeritus who Served the Public.” Signatures: The Magazine of Library and Archives of Canada (Spring/Summer 2018), 16-17. Freely accessed on June 25, 2018: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/about-us/publications/signatures/Documents/signatures-spring-summer-2018.pdf

Stoykovich, Eric. “15 Years On: iCHORA (International Conference on the History of Records and Archives) Returns (May 28-30, 2018).” Archival History News (Spring 2018)

Van Mierlo, Wim. “What to do with literary manuscripts? A model for manuscript studies after 1700.” Comma, Vol. 2017, no. 1 (2018), 75–87.

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