Category Archives: ACA Domain 6

Review: The Archival Edge, by Gerald Ham (1975)

“The Archival Edge,” by Gerald Ham (1975), in A Modern Archives Reader, Daniels & Walch, editors, pp. 326-335. This article is a “think-piece” intended to provoke consideration of the future of archives and how best to proceed into the coming … Continue reading

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Review: When Is A Collection Processed?

“When is a Collection Processed?,” by Megan Floyd Desnoyers (1982), A Modern Archives Reader, Daniels & Walch, editors, pp. 309-325. Running a bit behind here today, so a few select quotes to summarize this article: Processing: The activities intended to … Continue reading

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Review: Management Concepts and Archival Administration

“Management Concepts and Archival Administration, by James C. Worthy (1979), in A Modern Archives Reader, Daniels and Walch, editors, pp. 299-308. The author’s thesis, as stated at the end of the article (!), “is that . . . the important … Continue reading

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Review: Records Management and the Walking Archivist

While the thought keeps nagging me that the articles in A Modern Archives Reader are rather dated (the book was first published in 1984), they do continue to prove themselves and serve a good purpose.  Still, I would argue that … Continue reading

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Review: “Archivists and Records Managers: Variations on a Theme”

Readings for ACA Domain 6 include chapters 2 & 9 of A Modern Archives Reader. First up is “Archivists and Records Managers: Variations on a Theme,” by Frank B. Evans Abstract: The author argues for a closer relationship between records … Continue reading

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Bibliography for ACA Domain 6: Managing Archival Programs

Primary readings for Domain Six include the following works: Kurtz, Michael J., Managing Archival and Manuscript Repositories. AFS II, 2004.  255 pp. Chapter 11 [?] of Schellenberg, Theodore R., Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques. Chicago: UCP, 1956. Chapters 2 & … Continue reading

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