The Smithsonian Institution is America’s largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian’s museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.
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Published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Archives, Washington, D.C. in 2009, this new volume features big records, big events, and big ideas from the US National Archives collection.
Drawing on a multitude of historical texts, this sweeping yet accessible volume provides a broad understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists, and museum specialists, and related LIS and continuing education classes.
Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, edited by Mary A. Caldera and Kathryn M. Neal, features ten essays that explore prominent themes related to diversity, including creating a diverse record, recruiting diversity to the profession and retaining a diverse workforce, and questioning the archive itself, on representation, authority, neutrality, objectivity, and power.
Examining censorship efforts over a span of centuries, Berkowitz discusses the dangers of such repression and the power of ideas.
A Place for Everything is the first-ever history of alphabetization, from the Library of Alexandria to Wikipedia.
From the first scribbling on papyrus to the emergence of the e-book, this wide-ranging overview of the history of the book provides a fascinating look at one of the most efficient, versatile, and enduring technologies ever developed.
This book sets out to show that archives need our active support and continuing engagement.