Reading Materials

(A working list)

ACLS History

De, Ariel (2004). International Understanding and World Peace: The American Council of Learned Societies, 1919-1957. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). City University of New York, New York City.

“ACLS Website: On Our History” (



AIMS Work Group. AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (2011). (

Garfinkel, Simson, and David Cox. Finding and archiving the internet footprint. Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA, 2009. (

Kirschenbaum, Ovenden, and Redwine. Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections (CLIR 2010). (

Lee, Christopher (Cal). I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era, Society of American Archivists, Chicago 2011.

Redwine, Gabriela, Megan Barnard, Kate Donovan, Erika Farr, Michael Forstrom, Will Hansen, Jeremy Leighton John, Nancy Kuhl, Seth Shaw, and Susan Thomas. Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories. Council on Library and Information Resources (2013). (


Greene, Mark. ” ‘The Surest Proof’: A Utilitarian Approach to Appraisal.” Archiviaria 45 (Spring 1998), 127-169. Reprinted in Jimerson, 301-342.

Jimerson, Randall C., ed. American Archival Studies: Readings in Theory and Practice. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2000.

Samuels, Helen Willa. “Who Controls the Past?” The American Archivist 49 (Spring 1986), 109-124. Reprinted in Jimerson, 193-210.

More Product, Less Process

Greene, Mark A. and Dennis Meissner.  “More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing.” American Archivist, 68, (2005) 208-265.

Gorzalski, Matt. “Minimal processing: its context and influence in the archival community.” Journal of Archival Organization 6, no. 3 (2008): 186-200.

McCrea, Donna E. “Getting more for less: testing a new processing model at the University of Montana.” American Archivist 69, no. 2 (2006): 284-290.

Ness, Carl Van. “Much Ado about Paper Clips:” More Product, Less Process” and the Modern Manuscript Repository.” American Archivist 73, no. 1 (2010): 129-145.

Organizational Records

A Guide to Donating Your Organizational Records to a Repository. Chicago, Il: Society of American Archivists Press, 1995. Print.


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