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American Archivists 68:2 American Archivist
Volume 68 · Number 2

American Archivist

Volume 68 • Number 2 • Fall/Winter 2005

Gallery of Contributors


From the Editor

Making an Impact on the Archival Profession
Philip B. Eppard


More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing
Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner

Picking Our Text: Archival Description, Authenticity, and the Archivist as Editor
Heather MacNeil

Public Memory Meets Archival Memory: The Interpretation of Williamsburg’s Secretary’s Office
Richard J. Cox

The Forbidden Files: Creation and Use of Surveillance Files against the Independence Movement in Puerto Rico
Joel A. Blanco-Rivera

The Rise of Confidentiality: State Courts on Access to Public Records during the Mid-twentieth Century
Dwayne Cox

Reconsidering Archival Classics

Ernst Posner’s Archives and the Public Interest
Angelika Menne-Haritz


Deborah Wythe, ed., Museum Archives: An Introduction , Second Edition
Reviewed by Barbara Mathé

Peter Charles Hoffer, Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud—American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin;
Jon Wiener, Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower

Reviewed by Randall C. Jimerson

Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Reviewed by Kelcy Shepherd

Martin Lloyd, The Passport: The History of Man’s Most Traveled Document
Reviewed by Patsy Baudoin

Barbara Craig, Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice
Reviewed by Richard J. Cox

Imagining Archives: Essays and Reflections by Hugh A. Taylor
Reviewed by Mark A. Greene

Richard J. Cox, ed., Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory
Reviewed by Eliot Wilczek

Nancy Balloffet and Jenny Hille, Preservation and Conservation for Libraries and Archives
Reviewed by Amy Braitsch

Society of American Archivists

Council Meeting Minutes, February 5–6, 2005
Council Meeting Minutes, May 19–22, 2005

Editorial Policy

Annual Index

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