Managing Local Government Archives

Managing Local Government Archives


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ISBN-13: 9781442263956
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/23/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kaye Lanning Minchew served as Executive Director of the Troup County Historical Society in LaGrange, GA from 1985 until 2015. She oversaw operations of the Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum on Main. The University of Georgia press published her book, A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia in May, 2016. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Chapel Hill.

John H. Slate, CA is city archivist for the City of Dallas, where he has been responsible for historic city government records in the Dallas Municipal Archives since 2000. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and possesses a BS from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, specializing in archival enterprise, from the same institution.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 A Short History of Local Government and Local Government Archives in the United States 1

2 Types of Local Government Archives 17

3 Local Government Archives and Records Management Programs 27

4 Establishing and Planning Local Government Archives Programs 43

5 Physical Considerations 53

6 Intellectual Considerations 77

7 Electronic Records in Local Government Archives 93

8 Local Government Archives Reference 105

9 Outreach and Exhibits 123

Appendix 1 Sample Legislative Document to Establish an Archives 141

Appendix 2 Sample Forms Common to Local Government Archives 149

Bibliography 155

Index 159

About the Authors 165

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