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Social History and Local Records

Title: Social History and Local Records: Historical Methods, Archival Theory, and the Library of Virginia.
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Name(s): Woodward, Eddie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Local records are the foundation on which social history is constructed. However, in an era when most historians categorize themselves as social historians, it is amazing to note how much these primary resources appear to be underutilized in scholarly works. This article attempts to understand why this is so by investigating how it is that historians seek resources and how archivists make them available. It then proposes possible solutions beneficial to both the institutions and the researchers alike on how to make the most of these often difficult to access records.
Identifier: FSU_migr_sca-0015 (IID), 10.1080/15332740802235406 (DOI)
Keywords: Historical methods, archival theory
Citation: Woodward, Eddie. "Social History and Local Records: Historical Methods, Archival Theory, and the Library of Virginia." Journal of Archival Organization 6, no. 1-2 (2008): 81-101.
Subject(s): Archives
Links: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15332740802235406
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_sca-0015
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Special Collections and Archives.
Is Part Of: Journal of Archival Organization.
Issue: 1/2, 6

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Woodward, E. (2008). Social History and Local Records: Historical Methods, Archival Theory, and the Library of Virginia. Journal Of Archival Organization. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15332740802235406