American Archivist


Volume 67 • Number 2 • Fall/Winter 2004

Gallery of Contributors


From the Editor

Judging a Book by Its Cover
Philip B. Eppard

Reconsidering Archival Classics

Back to the Future: Ernst Posner’s Archives in the Ancient World
James M. O’Toole


Privacy Rights and the Rights of Political Victims: Implications of the German Experience
Elena S. Danielson

In Secret Kept, In Silence Sealed: Privacy in the Papers of Authors and Celebrities
Sara S. Hodson

Navigating Ambiguous Waters: Providing Access to Student Records in the University Archives
Tamar G. Chute and Ellen D. Swain

User Interactions with Electronic Finding Aids in a Controlled Setting
Christopher J. Prom

The Archivist as Detective; or, The Case of Ledyard v. William Morgan
Bruce P. Stark


The Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Reviewed by Kevin N. Tripp

Rebecca Comay, ed., Lost in the Archives
Reviewed by Bob Horton

Karen Benedict, Ethics and the Archival Profession: Introduction and Case Studies
Reviewed by Richard E. Barry

Bruce I. Ambacher, ed., Thirty Years of Electronic Records
Reviewed by Kevin L. Glick

Society of American Archivists

Council Meeting Minutes, February 7–8, 2004
Council Meeting Minutes, June 5–6, 2004

Editorial Policy

Annual Index