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Read: What to do with literary manuscripts?

In a new article in the journal Comma, International Journal on Archives entitled, “What to do with literary manuscripts? A model for manuscript studies after 1700”, Wim Van Mierlo explores how to bring the resources of genetic criticism and archive studies to bear on one another: “Despite sharing an object of study, genetic criticism and archive studies […]

New Book: Archival Afterlives

Just out from Brill:   Archival Afterlives Life, Death, and Knowledge-Making in Early Modern British Scientific and Medical Archives Series: Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions, Volume: 23   Editors: Vera Keller, Anna Marie Roos and Elizabeth Yale “Archival Afterlives explores the posthumous fortunes of scientific and medical archives in early modern Britain. If early modern natural philosophers claimed all […]

CFP: Born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives

Archives and Manuscripts will publish a special issue on born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives in July 2019. The digital revolution has profoundly affected the ways we encounter archival documents. Yet, archivists and literary scholars rarely “sit at the same table,” and this lack of dialogue has an impact on issues of access, particularly […]

The future for archives on a global scale | The National Archives blog

Reposted from The National Archives (UK) “I am very excited to announce the arrival of ‘Archives Inspire the world‘, The National Archives’ invitation to collaborators from across the globe. We have a long and proud history of working with other international archives, bodies and institutions – together, we support and raise awareness of archives of […]

Tracking the market in manuscripts | The National Archives blog

Most archive services acquire new material for their collections and make them available to researchers through longstanding arrangements, very often by transfer from their governing body, or by deposit from businesses, families, organisations and individuals. However, manuscripts and archival collections do come up for sale. This is sometimes through specialist auctioneers and dealers, but increasingly […]

Ending the paper trail

State archives take up a lot of space. Should we digitise the lot, and burn the books? Finland is taking a radical step. An article by Tom Jeffreys first published on 12 May 2016 in The Long+Short. Behind the grand neoclassical facade of the National Archives of Finland in central Helsinki, a strange and controversial scene is playing out. […]

World-Wide Directory of Repositories holding Artistic & Literary Archives

SLA’s World-Wide Directory of Repositories holding Artistic & Literary Archives was revised, updated and expanded during the last three months of 2015, with the help of a small grant from… Source: World-Wide Directory of Repositories holding Artistic & Literary Archives