Pub. Date:
Southern Illinois University Press
Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition / Edition 2

Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition / Edition 2

Current price is , Original price is $38.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809329502
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 01/05/2010
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 780,704
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alexis E. Ramsey is an assistant professor of rhetoric at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has worked for the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections and published on peer mentoring.

Wendy B. Sharer, an associate professor of English at East Carolina University, is the author or editor of three books, including Vote and Voice: Women’s Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915–1930.

Barbara L’Eplattenier is an associate professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. She is the coeditor (with Lisa Mastrangelo) of Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline, and has contributed chapters to a number of edited collections, including the SIU Press volume Beyond the Archives.


Lisa Mastrangelo, an associate professor of English at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, is the coeditor (with Barbara L’Eplattenier) of Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline.She has published articles in Rhetoric Review, Composition Studies, and other journals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Alexis E. Ramsey Wendy B. Sharer Barbara L'Eplattenier Lisa S. Mastrangelo 1

Part 1 General Information for Using Archives

Invigorating Historiographic Practices in Rhetoric and Composition Studies Cheryl Glenn Jessica Enoch 11

Archival Survival: Navigating Historical Research Lynée Lewis Gaillet 28

Open to the Possibilities: Seven Tales of Serendipity in the Archives Lori Ostergaard 40

Interview: David Gold-On Keeping a Beginner's Mind 42

Interview: Peter Mortensen-"I Had a Hunch" 45

Part 2 Accessing the Archives

Invisible Hands: Recognizing Archivists' Work to Make Records Accessible Sammie L. Morris Shirley K Rose 51

Viewing the Archives: The Hidden and the Digital Alexis E. Ramsey 79

Locating the Archives: Finding Aids and Archival Scholarship in Composition and Rhetoric Chris Warnick 91

Searching and Seeking in the Deep Web: Primary Sources on the Internet Elizabeth Yakel 102

Finding and Researching Photographs Helena Zinkham 119

Looking for Letters Margaret J. Marshall 135

Interview: Lynée Lewis Gaillet-The Unexpected Find 149

Interview: Jessica Enoch-Striking Metaphors 152

Part 3 Working with/through Archival Material

Reading the Archive of Freshman English Thomas Masters 157

Journeying into the Archives: Exploring the Pragmatics of Archival Research Katherine E. Tirabassi 169

(En)Gendering the Archives for Basic Writing Research Kelly Ritter 181

Archival Research as a Social Process Neal Lerner 195

Emergent Taxonomies: Using Tension and Forum to Organize Primary Texts Tarez Samra Graban 206

The Guilty Pleasures of Working with Archives LindaS. Bergmann 220

The Personal as Method and Place as Archives: A Synthesis Liz Rohan 232

Interview: Kathryn Fitzgerald-"I'm Open to Whatever I Discover" 248

Interview: Kenneth Lindblom-Spinning Gold from Old Straw 250

Interview: Lindal Buchanan-Making Fortunate Connections 253

Part 4 Creating the Archive as Research Process

Keeping the Conversation Going: The Archive Thrives on Interviews and Oral History Brad E. Lucas Margaret M. Strain 259

Deep Sea Diving: Building an Archive as the Basis for Composition Studies Research Lynn Z. Bloom 278

Autobiography of an Archivist Nan Johnson 290

Contributors 303

Index 309

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews