The public increase of interest in the past has not necessarily brought with it a greater understanding about how archives are formed. To this end, Richard Cox takes a serious look at archival repositories and collections. Cox suggests that archives do not just happen, but are consciously shaped (and sometimes distorted) by archivists, the creators of records, and other individuals and institutions. In this series of essays, Cox offers archivists rare insight into the fundamentals of appraisal, and historians and other users of archives the opportunity to appreciate the collections they all too often take for granted.much on the aims, means, and nature of the collecting process as on the content and nature of the documents assembled. ... of time in modern society has made both individuals and institutions worry about what they do and how long it takes.
|Title||:||No Innocent Deposits|
|Author||:||Richard J. Cox|
|Publisher||:||Scarecrow Press - 2004|