Read the Fall/Winter 2021 Issue of American Archivist

The digital-only issue of American Archivist 84.2 features a special section on design records guest edited by Karen Trivette (Fashion Institute of Technology–State University of New York). In this issue, Jessica Quagliaroli and Pamela Casey discuss pedagogical models for teaching with architectural records; Tammi Kim and Karla Irwin adapt existing workflows for born-digital materials to process and describe born-digital architecture and design records; Caitlin Biggers presents a case study on mitigating design cataloging challenges through copyright outreach, and more. Other articles in issue 84.2 focus on the archives community more broadly, considering gender, stress, work culture, impostor syndrome, social justice, and archivists’ impact on the archival record. In addition, contributors review seven books related to archival work and one recent exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

This issue's cover features a female figure sporting a lady's riding crop and habit—to be worn during equestrian activities—in the pages of La Belle Assemblée, or Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, which was published from 1806 to 1832. The outfit was designed by a “Mrs. Bell of No. 26 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury” for the October 1815 issue. The image of the woman is a favorite of the archivists at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and has become the special collections' mascot, affectionately nicknamed “Violet.” Fashion illustrations are just one example of the many types of design records that archivists may encounter in their collections. Artwork courtesy of the Gladys Marcus Library's Special Collections and College Archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology‐SUNY.

American Archivist 84.2 (Fall/Winter 2021)
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From the Editors

Special Section: Design Records 



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