15 Years On: iCHORA (International Conference on the History of Records and Archives) Returns (May 28-30, 2018)

Next week in Melbourne, the 8th edition of the biennial iCHORA (iCHORA 8) will begin at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. Over 30 presenters are scheduled to speak on a range of timely and timeless subjects related to the history of archives and records (iCHORA 8 Program). The theme this year centers on the challenges of... Continue Reading →


Announcing Archival History Timeline – Available Now!

The new Archival History Timeline: 2500 BCE – 1900 CE is now available as a feature of AHN. Located as one of the Archival History Section Resources on AHN, the Archival History Timeline was compiled by the Co-editors of AHN, largely from an English translation of a text by Paul Delsalle (trans. Margaret Procter), A... Continue Reading →

iCHORA Bibliography: Works published from iCHORA papers

This iCHORA Bibliography, 2005-2016 compiles over 60 iCHORA presentations which have later taken published form as articles in journals or, as in some cases, within a book. It is compiled with reference to iCHORA 1-6, publication links, and Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories (Facet Publishing: London, 2016), Table of Contents. Alexander, Ben.... Continue Reading →

Review of “These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath”

Crowther, Gail, and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Fonthill Media, 2017. [191 p. ISBN 9781781555941. $24.95. Illustrations, bibliography, index.] Gail Crowther and Peter K. Steinberg’s These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath positions itself as one of the few books to examine the intersection of Plath... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events

May 28-30, 2018 i-CHORA 8 (Melbourne, Australia). May 29-June 2, 2018 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting (Houston, TX). June 10-22, 2018 Society of California Archivists (SCA) Western Archives Institute (San Diego, CA). Summer 2018 Rare Book School (Charlottesville, New Haven, Amherst, Philadelphia) Summer 2018 California Rare Book School... Continue Reading →

Quotable History from 1898

"...the practical work to be done to secure freedom for the slaves was to circulate petitions through all the Northern States. For months these petitions were circulated diligently everywhere, as the signatures show—some signed on fence posts, plows, the anvil, the shoemaker's bench—by women of fashion and those in the industries, alike in the parlor... Continue Reading →


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