iCHORA Bibliography: Works published from iCHORA papers

This iCHORA Bibliography, 2005-2016 compiles over 60 iCHORA presentations which have later taken published form as articles in journals or, as in some cases, within a book. It is compiled with reference to iCHORA 1-6, publication links, and Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories (Facet Publishing: London, 2016), Table of Contents. Alexander, Ben.... Continue Reading →

Review of “These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath”

Crowther, Gail, and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Fonthill Media, 2017. [191 p. ISBN 9781781555941. $24.95. Illustrations, bibliography, index.] Gail Crowther and Peter K. Steinberg’s These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath positions itself as one of the few books to examine the intersection of Plath... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events

May 28-30, 2018 i-CHORA 8 (Melbourne, Australia). May 29-June 2, 2018 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting (Houston, TX). June 10-22, 2018 Society of California Archivists (SCA) Western Archives Institute (San Diego, CA). Summer 2018 Rare Book School (Charlottesville, New Haven, Amherst, Philadelphia) Summer 2018 California Rare Book School... Continue Reading →

Quotable History from 1898

"...the practical work to be done to secure freedom for the slaves was to circulate petitions through all the Northern States. For months these petitions were circulated diligently everywhere, as the signatures show—some signed on fence posts, plows, the anvil, the shoemaker's bench—by women of fashion and those in the industries, alike in the parlor... Continue Reading →

“Who Cares?” Houghton Library 75th Anniversary Symposium. October 5-6, 2017

The Houghton Library Symposium, which marked the 75th anniversary of its founding, asked provocatively, “Who cares?” The resulting answers, provided by speakers and attendees, reflected a wide variety of opinions and experiences. The Houghton staff who planned the event were led by a Symposium Committee, which included Emilie Hardman, Dennis Marnon, Leslie Morris, and Ryan... Continue Reading →

A Rare Palace: Houghton Library at 75

Houghton Library at 75: A Celebration of its Collections (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017), xii + 116 pages. Envisioned as an “enchanted palace” by Harvard librarian Archibald Cary Coolidge in 1924, Houghton Library opened in 1942 with steel, bricks, and mortar, as well as a donation of stock in the Corning Glass Works from... Continue Reading →

Quotable History

"Archives are writings that have any historical importance, and national archives are those records that may be useful to one in writing a country's history or of any particular phase of its past, not merely the account of wars and the actions of politicians, but the actual life of the people; and to afford this... Continue Reading →

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