Latest Issue of American Archivist Now Available

Latest Issue of American Archivist Now Available

The fall 1999 American Archivist (62:2), edited by Philip B. Eppard, was mailed to SAA members and journal subscribers in February. This issue features a variety of thought-provoking articles:

  • "Literacy, Documents and Archives in the Ancient Athenian Democracy" by James Sickinger;
  • "The Impact of Grantsmaking: An Evaluation of Archival Records and Management Programs at the Local Level" by David M. Weinberg;
  • "Preserving Anthropology's Heritage: CoPAR, Anthropological Records and the Archival Community" by Nancy J. Parezo;
  • "Archives in Controversy: The Press, the Documentaries and the Byrd Archives" by Raimund Goerler; and
  • "Abstractions of Justice: The Library of Congress's Great Manuscripts Robbery, 1896-1897" by Aaron D. Purcell.

In addition, the issue includes Kathleen Feeney's "Retrieval of Archival Finding Aids Using World Wide Web Search Engines," which won SAA's 1999 Theodore Calvin Pease Award for the best student paper, as well as book reviews, Council meeting minutes, and the annual index.

Production on the spring 2000 issue of the American Archivist (63:1) will begin in March. Among the intriguing articles is one by Barbara L. Craig and James M. O'Toole, "Looking at Archives in Art," which examines a selection of British and American portraits and genre paintings, discussing their presentation of records as well as the contexts in which the paintings were created and the importance of the records depicted. This issue is slated for publication in June.

Authors are invited to direct inquiries and submissions to: Philip B. Eppard, Editor, American Archivist, University at Albany, State University of New York, School of Information Science and Policy, 135 Western Avenue, #113 Draper, Albany, New York 12222; 518/442-5115;