Cultural Heritage in Peril

"The physical effects of war on public archives continue to shape the views of Americans who seek to preserve archives, regardless of provenance, in and out of areas affected by war today. Stories of archival evacuation, seizure, and destruction remind practicing archivists and historians of the many fates that can befall cultural heritage during times... Continue Reading →

Call for Website Reviewers

The editors of AHN are accepting short reviews of the following archival history webpages, devoted to the histories of special collection libraries and archives within colleges and universities. These following webpages have been identified as worthy of a review (approx. 250-500 words). If you are interested in critically reviewing one or more of these webpages... Continue Reading →

EXTENDED CFP: 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (iCHORA 9): due May 11, 2020

The program committee and organizers invite paper proposals to the 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA). ICHORA 9 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. from October 29 to 31, 2020. Submit paper proposals to ICHORA2020@umich.edu EXTENDED to May 11, 2020. For more information,... 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 →

Regional Archival Organizations: History in the Making

With this post, Archival History News engages with the historical memory of archival institutions within the United States. The following two papers by Lee (Leon) Miller (Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University) and Lauren Brown (MARAC Historian, University of Maryland)  represent first-person perspectives on the past, present, and future of regional archival associations. Originally presented orally... Continue Reading →

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