CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues, The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference, is accepting submissions for our next issue 40.1, and beyond! We encourage contributions from both new and experienced authors. To submit, or if you have questions, please contact me, Alexandra A. A. Orchard: alexandra@wayne.eduArchival Issues editorial board chair.

Alexandra Orchard
Technical and Metadata Archivist
Editorial Board Chair, Archival Issues
Wayne State University
Detroit MI

Recent Issue: Archival Issues

Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016
(open access)


Broken Promises: A Case Study in Reconciliation
Elizabeth Joffrion and Lexie Tom

Seen but Not Heard: A Case Study of K–12 Web Archiving and the Importance of Student Participation in the Archives
JoyEllen Freeman

“Keep This, Toss That”: Improving Records Management at an Academic Institution
Cliff Hight and James W. Smith

Transcribing the Past: Crowdsourcing Transcription of Civil War Manuscripts
Jacquelyn Slater Reese

Interacting with History: Teaching with Primary Sources—edited by
Katherine Lehman


Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special
Collections and Archives—by Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seiden, and Suzy Taraba
Reviewed by Tomaro Taylor, CA

Appraisal and Acquisition: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special
Collections—edited by Kate Theimer
Reviewed by Sarah Dorpinghaus

Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know
to Work Together—by Jeannette A. Bastian, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, and
Donna Webber
Reviewed by Eric Fritzler

Records and Information Management—by Patricia C. Franks
Reviewed by Hillary Gatlin

The Archives Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in
the Wake of the Holocaust — by Lisa Moses Leff
Reviewed by David Joens

Rights in the Digital Era. Trends in Archives Practice Series—edited by
Menzi L. Behrnd-Klodt and Christopher J. Prom
Reviewed by Arel Lucas

Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic
Record in Cambodia — by Michelle Caswell
Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin

Archives Alive: Expanding Engagement with Public Library Archives
and Special Collections—by Diantha Dow Schull
Reviewed by Pamela Nye

Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special
Collections—edited by Kate Theimer
Reviewed by Ellen M. Ryan

Articles and reviews in this issue were submitted and accepted in 2015.

CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues: The Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference is accepting submissions from both new and experienced authors. The journal’s readership is international, and authors from the Midwest and beyond are encoucaged to submit. Acceptable subjects include all aspects of archival activities, both theory and practice. For questions and submissions, contact Archival Issues editorial board chair Alexandra A. A. Orchard at

CFP: Archival Issues

Archival Issues, one of the premier publications of archival literature is accepting submissions. The Editorial Board of the Midwest Archives Conference strives to publish articles that will interest and educate a broad range of information professionals. Acceptable topics for articles cover the full range of archival activity.

Although Archival Issues publishes contributions from well-established professionals, the Editorial Board particularly encourages submissions from archivists who have not published previously. Editorial Board reviews of articles are conducted in a blind review process, and authors are usually informed of publication decisions within six weeks.

Please send submissions and questions to Alexandra Orchard,


New Issue: Archival Issues

reposted from A&A:

MAC members and subscribers to Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference will soon have 100 pages of new summer reading delivered to their postal mail boxes. (For those who can’t wait, the new issue is available online at the MAC website).

Four articles in AI 37:2 cover a wide range of professional topics including ethics, education, university records management, and opportunities for archival outreach in the digital era.

Elizabeth Joffrion (Western Washington University) and Lexie Tom (Northwest Indian College) analyze two decades of collaboration between the University Library’s special collections and the Lummi Nation.

JoyEllen Freeman (Kennesaw State University) reports on the Archive-It K–12 Web Archiving Program, a partnership between the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive’s Archive-It.

Cliff Hight and James W. Smith (both Kansas State University) used a pilot records survey project in the Office of the Provost to reinvigorate records and information management efforts in their University Archives.

Jacquelyn Slater Reese, University of Oklahoma Libraries, draws technical and managerial lessons from a grant funded crowdsourcing transcription project.

Ten book reviews round out AI 37:2.

Archival Issues welcomes submissions at all times.  Send manuscripts and inquiries to editorial board chair Alexandra A. Orchard:

New Issue: Archival Issues

reposted from the A&A listserv:

On its way to you?

Yes, if you are a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, or a subscriber to its journal, the latest issue is on its way by postal mail. AI also is available on line, but with a one year/one volume embargo for non-members.

Dan Noonan leads off the new issue with a provocative question about collecting one potentially voluminous group of records, college and university syllabi: “Does Size Matter in the Digital Age?” The Ohio State University electronic records/digital resources archivist makes a strong case for the feasibility and the value of this effort.

Chiu-yen Lin, deputy director-general of the National Archives Administration in Taiwan, ROC, reviews archival theory and the practices of four national archives programs. Her findings direct readers “Toward a Holistic Model for the Management of Documents, Records, and Archives.”

Two Canadian authors, Amanda Oliver (Archives Society of Alberta’s Flood Advisory Programme) and Anne Daniel (Western University), examine the depiction of archivists in forty-three films, most from the past twenty-five years. They conclude that, “Although some movie archivists possess the stereotypical qualities identified in the literature review, they overwhelmingly demonstrate unexpected qualities and behaviors….”

The issue concludes with reviews of eight books touching on domestic topics as varied as extensible processing, leadership of historical enterprises, managing donors, and digital preservation. Four reviewed books bring an international perspective on the archives of dictatorship, cultural heritage information, archiving ethnicity, and French philosophy.

Archival Issues welcomes manuscripts for consideration at all times during the year. Please contact John Fleckner, chair, editorial board, for more information: