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Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History
by Antoinette Burton , Tony Ballantyne , Helena Pohlandt-McCormick , John Randolph , Horacio N. Roque Ramírez , Jeff Sahadeo , Renée M. Sentilles , Marilyn Booth , more…Ann Curthoys , Peter Fritzsche , Durba Ghosh , Laura Mayhall , Jennifer S. Milligan , Kathryn J. Oberdeck , Adele Perry , Craig Robertson …less
Despite the importance of archives to the profession of history, there is very little written about actual encounters with them—about the effect that the researcher’s race, gender, or class may have on her experience within them or about the impact that archival surveillance, architecture, or bureaucracy might have on the histories that are ultimately written. This provoca ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published January 25th 2006 by Duke University Press Books
(first published December 30th 2005)
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Fantastic little compilation! thought provoking and diverse. Would recommend to anyone who wants to really understand how archives have worked in the 19-20th centuries and how they are being used now. Keep fighting the good fight historians.