THE EVOLUTION OF ARCHIVAL DESCRIPTION AT THE SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION
The Southern Historical Collection has updated its finding aids numerous times from the Works Progress Administration inventories used in the 1930s, to the EAD finding aids produced today. A description and comparison of these various finding aids not only illustrates the evolution of descriptive practices used at the Southern Historical Collection, but it also provides insight into the American archival profession's shift from adapting national guidelines on archival description to fit individual repository needs to the implementation of national descriptive standards.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:archival description archives history cataloging historical north carolina special collections case studies
Date of Publication:04/12/2004