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I am pleased to share the recent publication of a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) entitled, “Exploring the Eye of History-19th Century Photography and the Archives,” <http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol2/iss2/> produced with the symposium, “Exploring the Eye of History” held at the fall 2015 meeting of New England Archivists <http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Fall-2015>.
The symposium provided attendees with new ways to experience nineteenth century photographs and encouraged archivists to make these materials more accessible to researchers and contemporary artists. For a review of the symposium happenings via the twitterverse, please direct your favorite web browser to a “storified” version of the proceedings at <https://storify.com/NEarchivists/nea-fall-2015-meeting>.
Articles in the special issue of JCAS include:
Jeffrey Mifflin, “Faded but Not Forgotten: Thinking about the Records and Relics of America’s Earliest Forays in Photography” <http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol2/iss2/1>
James A. Eason, “When Narrative Fails: Context and Physical Evidence as Means of Understanding the Northwest Boundary Survey Photographs of 1857–1862” <http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol2/iss2/2>
Nancy Austin, “The Half-Life & After-Life of New Media” <http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol2/iss2/3>
Melissa Banta and Elena Bulat, “Salted Paper Prints and The Harvard Class Albums” <http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol2/iss2/4>
The JCAS editorial board expresses its thanks to the contributors who submitted their work for peer review and publication as well as to the governing board of New England Archivists for its support and encouragement. Special thanks also goes to Gale Publishing for their generous sponsorship of the special issue of JCAS.
Very truly yours,
Matthew Daniel Mason, Ph.D.
Editor-at-Large, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies
Immediate Past Chair, Visual Materials Section, Society of American Archivists
Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
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