Fall/Winter 2020 Issue of American Archivist Is Online!

Articles in American Archivist vol. 83, no. 2cover a range of topics: Ciaran B. Trace questions the theory and practice of archival classification and arrangement, Katherine Fisher considers strategies for copyright and preservation of born-digital records, Robert Nowatzki examines how archivists can expand the study and representation of slavery and enslaved people through digital technologiesand more. In addition, contributors review nine archival books, including Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of African American Literature by Jean-Christophe Cloutier and Advocacy and Awareness for Archivists by Kathleen D. Roe. 

On the issue's cover is university librarian Mary Dempsey, who works surrounded by acquisitions for the new Memorial Library at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during its construction from 1951 to 1953. The library provided a new home to Marquette’s special collections and archives, where incoming American Archivist Editor Amy Cooper Cary currently serves as head of the department. Image courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.

American Archivist is undergoing a similar transition in its home—in fall 2020, the American Archivist website got a brand-new look, with a mobile-responsive web design, optional split-screen reading experience, suggested articles based on browser history and saved searches, and alerts and notifications.

In addition, in 2021, American Archivist moves to an all-digital environment! Read more about this transition, including how to access your subscription to AmericanArchivist.org, from the American Archivist Editorial Board and from Cary and outgoing Editor Cal Lee in “Growth and Transition in a Time of Uncertainty.” 

American Archivist 83.2 (Fall/Winter 2020)
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