Recommended Readings on Archives for Davidson Students

Christopher Beam. “#Posterity, How future historians will use the Twitter archives.” In Slate, April 20, 2010

Rodney G.S. Carter. “Of Things Said and Unsaid: Power, Archival Silences, and Power in Silence*.” In Archivaria 61, Spring 2006.

Wendy Duff, Andrew Flinn, Karen Emily Suurtamm, David A. Wallace. “Social justice impact of archives: a preliminary investigation.” In Archival Science 13, no. 4, January 18, 2013.

Aaron Hess. “In digital remembrance: vernacular memory and the rhetorical construction of web memorials.” In Media, Culture & Society.

Randall C. Jimerson. “Embracing the Power of Archives.” 69th Presidential Address given at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 18, 2005.

Michelle Light and Tom Hyry. “Colophons and Annotations: New Directions for the Finding Aid.” In The American Archivist 65, No. 2, Fall – Winter, 2002.

Rebecca Onion. “Snapshots of History.” In Slate, February 5, 2014.

Trevor Owens. “What Do You Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers.” In The Signal: Digital Preservation, February 27, 2014.

Trevor Owens. “Digital Sources & Digital Archives: The Evidentiary Basis of Digital History (Draft).” On, December 5, 2015.

Tim Sherratt. “It’s All About the Stuff: Collections, Interfaces, Power, and People.” In Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1,  March 9, 2012.

Howard Zinn. “Secrecy, Archives, and the Public Interest.” From Midwestern Archivist II, no. 2, 1977.