What’s Your Favorite "American Archivist" Article?

The American Archivist achieved its seventy-fifth year of continuous publication in 2012. Thousands of articles have appeared in the journal since it was launched in 1938. With so much content to choose from, surely you have a favorite! Which article have you read that has stayed on your mind long after you put the issue down? Or helped you see the profession in a new light? Or inspired you to do an aspect of your job differently? Tell us about it in five hundred words or less. Use this form to describe why the article was influential to you as an archivist. SAA will post your response to the American Archivist Reviews Portal in celebration of the journal’s seventy-five years of publication. Click here to read others' responses.


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The American Archivist Reviews is an online portal for information about archives and professional archivists. It complements The American Archivist in its printed and online formats; it provides access to and reviews of SAA publications as well as those of other publishers; and it expands access to multi-faceted resources generated by our profession.