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ERIC Number: EJ884264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
A Case for Item-Level Indexing: The Kenneth Burke Papers at The Pennsylvania State University
Sabre, Jeannette Mercer; Hamburger, Susan
Journal of Archival Organization, v6 n1-2 p24-46 2008
In light of numerous discussions about whether to follow Mark Greene and Dennis Meissner's suggestions to process lightly and broadly, valid reasons remain for continuing traditional practices for many literary correspondence collections. In this case study, the authors use the Kenneth Burke Papers in the Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University Libraries, as an example of when it is desirable to provide item-level indexing. Recognizing that the majority of archival records may not require such detailed description, the authors discuss when it is appropriate to examine and index literary correspondents, a practice used with many other literary collections in which name access to literary correspondents is a legitimate, valued interest. (Contains 4 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania