Core Bibliography of Archival History

Blouin, Francis X. and William Rosenberg. Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Boles, Frank, and Mark A. Greene. “Et Tu Schellenberg?  Thoughts on the Dagger of American Appraisal Theory.” American Archivist 59 (Summer 1996): 298-310. Freely accessed on January 2, 2015:

Brosius, Maria, ed. Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions: Concepts of Record-Keeping in the Ancient World. Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Cook, Terry. “What is Past is Prologue: A History of Archival Ideas Since 1898, and the Future Paradigm Shift.” Archivaria 43 (Spring 1997): 17-63. Freely accessed on January 2, 2015:

Cox, Richard J. American Archival Analysis: The Recent Development of the Archival Profession in the United States. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

Cox, Richard J. Closing An Era : Historical Perspectives On Modern Archives And Records Management. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Cox, Richard J. No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal. Oxford: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2004.

Cox, Richard J., ed. Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004.

Gracy, David B. II. The State Library and Archives of Texas, 1835-1962: A History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

Hackman, Larry. “The Origins of Documentation Strategies in Context: Recollections and Reflections.” American Archivist 72 (Fall/Winter 2009): 436-459. Freely accessed on January 5, 2015:

Jones, H.G., ed. Historical Consciousness in the Early Republic: The Origins of State Historical Societies, Museums, and Collections, 1791-1861. Chapel Hill: North Caroliniana Society and North Carolina Collection, 1995.

Ketelaar, Eric. The Archival Image: Collected Essays. Hilversum, Netherlands: Verloren, 1997.

O’Toole, James M. and Cox, Richard J. Understanding Archives and Manuscripts. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2006.