Return: Translated Works in The American Archivist

Editor of The American Archivist, Gregory S. Hunter, explains in the most recent issue that “English-speaking archivists have much to learn from the professional literature of other nations.”[1] Indeed, since the 1940s, translations have graced the pages of The American Archivist. In 1941, the medieval philologist and ‘Monuments Man’ Lester K. Born presented “Baldassare Bonifacio... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 90 Years of Service in Norfolk, Virginia

Celebrating its 90th year of public service, the Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC) is the archives and special collections department of the Norfolk Public Library. The SMC is named in honor of William Henry Sargeant, the first librarian for the Norfolk Public Library. It is housed within the beautiful, state-of-the-art Slover Library in downtown Norfolk, Virginia,... Continue Reading →

Quotable History

"The function of the historian thus is to jog the social memory, to study the experience of society in the past and to set forth his findings for the service of the present." -- Waldo G. Leland (1917), "Concerning Catholic Historical Societies," Catholic Historical Review 2 (January 1917): 386-399, p. 386. Free online at The... Continue Reading →

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