Archival Principles and Practice: A Guide for Archives Managementby Jeannette White Ford

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<ul><li><p>Archival Principles and Practice: A Guide for Archives Management by Jeannette White FordReview by: Carole Elizabeth NowickeThe Library Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Jan., 1991), p. 125Published by: The University of Chicago PressStable URL: .Accessed: 12/06/2014 16:22</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>The University of Chicago Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to TheLibrary Quarterly.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:22:13 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>SHORTER NOTICES 125 </p><p>Archival Principles and Practice: A Guide for Archives Management. By Jeannette White Ford. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1990. Pp. vi+ 154. $12-95 (paper). ISBN 0-89950-480-9. </p><p>Rather than a manual of archival practice and management, as its title sug- gests, this book is an illustrated table of contents, comprising poorly drawn cartoons with crude hand-lettered captions, repeated at the end of the volume in nine pages. </p><p>The publisher's advertisement states that the book clearly covers "appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference service." Preservation is de- fined as "Preventing the DETERIORATION of ARCHIVAL MATERIAL" (pp. 1 18-20). Specific techniques of preservation are neglected in favor of a drawing of "Goob Ruleberg's Ideal Archives," which includes a fan for humidity control, a leaking sprinkler system for fire prevention, a rat trap for vermin manage- ment, a flyswatter for insects, etc., ad nauseam (pp. 124-25). </p><p>The records management section is particularly dangerous in its discussion of appraisal and disposition decisions. Ford suggests, "Keep statistical or special samples. Example: I of 100, A's and B's, Jan. Records" (p. 65). One can well imagine the problems for the records manager who has disposed of all but the "January records" when information about a previous fiscal year is needed. Ford states that "Some Records Really are JUNK," and lists transportation requests, check stubs, bills of lading, time charts, and receipts for inclusion in this category (p. 64). She fails to mention legal requirements for keeping such records for certain periods of time. </p><p>Readers wishing manuals of basic archival principles would do well to pur- chase publications from the Society of American Archivist's Basic Manual Series, or any of the works of T. R. Schellenberg.-Carole Elizabeth Nowicke, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University </p><p>The Printed Book in Amenrca. By Joseph Blumenthal. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1989. Pp. xvi+ 250. $50.00 (cloth); $24.95 (paper). ISBN 0-87451-485-1 (cloth); 0-87451-480-0 (paper). </p><p>Joseph Blumenthal's The Printed Book in America, first published in 1977 by David R. Godine (see Library Quarterly 48 11978]: 321-22, for Greer Allen's review of that first printing), is now superbly reprinted by Meriden-Stinehour. Blumenthal's history is not of the traditional kind, and, in fact, the title is some- what misleading. This is not a history of printing in America, but rather it is a series of biographical pieces on major fine press printers, designers, and publish- ers. Though it begins with the introduction of printing to New England in 1638, with Stephen Daye and the Bay Psalm Book, and then quickly progresses to the second half of the nineteenth century, this introductory material is hardly re- lated to the true subject matter of the book. The book really begins with a consideration of a series of printers and designers who were influenced by William Morris and the arts and crafts movement at the end of the nineteenth century, such men as Daniel Berkeley Updike, Bruce Rogers, Frederic W. Goudy, William Addison Dwiggins, John Henry Nash, and others. For the next generation, he concentrates on Elmer Adler, Victor Hammer, and the Grab- horns. Finally, for his own generation, and indeed the following genera- tion-now mature-he briefly surveys the regional centers of fine printing, including such figures as Roderick Stinehour, Leonard Baskin, Claire Van Viiet, </p><p>This content downloaded from on Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:22:13 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 125</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsThe Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Jan., 1991), pp. 1-132Front Matter [pp. 85-86]The French Cataloging Code of 1791: A Translation [pp. 1-14]A Critical Inquiry into Librarianship: Applications of the "New Sociology of Education" [pp. 15-40]Research Notes: Resources for Scholars: Four Library and Information Science Collections: Part 2: Columbia University and American Library AssociationResearch Resources in Library Science and Related Fields at Columbia University Libraries [pp. 41-52]Headquarters Library, American Library Association [pp. 53-60]</p><p>The Collection and Use of Information by Some American Historians: A Study of Motives and Methods [pp. 61-82]The Cover Design [pp. 83-84]ReviewsReview: untitled [pp. 87-88]Review: untitled [pp. 88-90]Review: untitled [pp. 90-93]Review: untitled [pp. 93-95]Review: untitled [pp. 95-97]Review: untitled [pp. 97-98]Review: untitled [pp. 98-99]Review: untitled [pp. 99-100]Review: untitled [pp. 101-102]Review: untitled [pp. 102-104]Review: untitled [pp. 104-105]Review: untitled [pp. 106-107]Review: untitled [pp. 107-109]Review: untitled [pp. 109-110]Review: untitled [pp. 110-112]Review: untitled [pp. 112-114]Review: untitled [pp. 114-115]Review: untitled [pp. 116-117]Review: untitled [pp. 117-118]Review: untitled [pp. 119-120]</p><p>Shorter NoticesReview: untitled [p. 121]Review: untitled [pp. 121-122]Review: untitled [pp. 122-123]Review: untitled [pp. 123-124]Review: untitled [p. 124]Review: untitled [p. 125]Review: untitled [pp. 125-126]</p><p>Correspondence [p. 127]Books Received [pp. 128-131]Back Matter [pp. 132-132]</p></li></ul>


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