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ERIC Number: ED355958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
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The Formation and Early Development of the University of Akron Archives, 1965-1973.
Miller, John V., Jr.
In 1965, as the University of Akron (Ohio) was approaching its centennial, it was decided to create two archival programs. One was the University Archives, which preserves records and other items dealing with the history and development of the institution. A different approach, but one that was closely intertwined with the University Archives, was the effort by John A. Popplestone, a Professor of Psychology, to collect documentary evidence of the history of psychology. These nationally oriented archives became known as the Archives of the History of American Psychology. The University of Akron subsequently became one of the charter members of the Ohio Network of American History Research Centers when the network was formed in July 1970. These programs represent different approaches to collecting archival sources, an institutional basis, a subject orientation, and a geographical focus. This study examines the establishment and advances made by these programs in their early years. In 1973, with the move of the Archives into the new University Library, the first phase of the development of the archival programs was successfully completed. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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