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Title An American political archives reader / edited by Karen Dawley Paul, Glenn R. Gray, L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
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Contents Introduction / Karen Dawley Paul -- Reflections on the modern history of Congressional history / Richard A. Baker -- Present at the tenth hour : appraising and accessioning the papers of Marjorie S. Holt / Lauren R. Brown -- A repository archivist on Capitol Hill / Connell B. Gallagher -- Collection policies at state archives for legislators' papers / Sara Roberson Kuzak -- A hint of scandal : problems in acquiring the papers of Herman E. Talmadge / Pam Hackbart-Dean -- The documentation of Congress : summary report and recommendations / Karen Dawley Paul -- Congressional papers and committee records : private vs. public ownership / Karen Dawley Paul -- Congressional papers : collection development policies / Faye Phillips -- Oral history as a documentation strategy for political collections / Jeffrey S. Suchanek -- Electronic records on Capitol Hill : finding and obtaining what you want / Elisabeth Butler and Karen Dawley Paul -- Appraising modern Congressional collections / Patricia Aronsson -- Appraising the papers of state legislators / Paul I. Chestnut -- Appraisal of Congressional records at the Minnesota Historical Society / Mark A. Greene -- Appraisal of the John J. Williams papers / L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin -- Campaign buttons in a black box : appraisal standards for Strom Thurmond memorabilia / James Edward Cross -- Adventures in the third dimension : reenvisioning the place of artifacts in archives / Jill Robin Severn -- Taking a byte out of the Senate : reconsidering the research use of correspondence and casework files / Naomi L. Nelson -- Processing political papers / Greta Reisel Browning and Mary McKay -- Describing Congressional papers collections : a progression of access tools / L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin and Karyl Winn -- Classified : what to do if national security officials visit / Karen Dawley Paul -- A embarrassment of riches : access and the politics of processing Congressional collections / Larry Weimer -- Raising private monies to support archival programs / Herbert J. Hartsook -- Creating the Howard Baker Center / Alan Lowe -- Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies : an evolutionary model / Sheryl B. Vogt -- Trends in scholarship on Congress : a historian's view / Nancy Beck Young -- Congressional archives and policy history / Paul Milazzo -- Dataheads : what archivists need to know about political scientists / Scott Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly -- Congressional collections : where the mundane becomes compelling / Frank Mackaman -- Recovering history and discovering data in the archives : an alternative mode of research for Congress scholars / Douglas B. Harris
Summary The personal papers of former members of Congress, which constitute at least half of the documentation of the legislative branch of government, are held in over 500 different institutions. An American Political Archives Reader performs the vital task of making these collections more accessible by presenting the best and most recent scholarship on congressional collections. The articles contained in this volume guide archivists through the challenges of dealing with these voluminous, complex collections. For institutions developing their political documentary resources and working toward great
Notes Consists largely of papers originally presented at conferences of the Congressional Papers Roundtable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Congress -- Archives -- Management -- Congresses.
United States. Congress -- Records and correspondence -- Management -- Congresses.
Archives -- United States -- Administration -- Congresses.
Records -- United States -- Management -- Congresses.
United States -- Politics and government -- Archival resources -- Management -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Personal correspondence.
Records (Documents)
Form Electronic book
Author Gray, Glenn R., 1970-
Melvin, L. Rebecca Johnson.
Paul, Karen Dawley.
Congressional Papers Roundtable (Society of American Archivists)
ISBN 0810867478 (electronic bk.)
9780810867475 (electronic bk.)