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ERIC Number: EJ887534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Scrapbooks: Intrinsic Value and Material Culture
Kuipers, Juliana M.
Journal of Archival Organization, v2 n3 p83-91 2004
Scrapbooks present a particularly challenging set of preservation issues to archivists. However, as an intriguing combination of diaries, photograph albums, and ephemera, their format and arrangement are an essential part of their usefulness as sources to researchers. The fascinating link between scrapbooks and quilts, evident in a brief history of scrapbooks and an exploration of several types, indicates that scrapbooks are a particularly rich source for researchers interested in women's history. In order to facilitate the richest understanding of these unique and fascinating sources, material literacy should be increased among both archivists and researchers. In particular, archivists should understand the important function these records have to researchers, and how their storage and preservation choices affect that function. (Contains 40 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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