This splendid classic brings together Waldo Gifford Leland's most significant writings concerning archives and archival methods, concentrating on the period from 1908 to 1920, when Leland was most involved in helping to create the American archives profession.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...
"Carefully documented and clearly written, Wosh's book is an important addition to the history of the archival profession."
--DAVID S. FERRIERO, Archivist of the United States
"Wosh reveals the insights to be gained by prowling through the personal papers and other records that these pioneers left behind, but that have not been sufficiently mined. Leland is clearly portrayed as a pivotal figure in establishing new professional archival standards and, especially, in linking American activities with the international community."
--RICHARD J. COX, Professor, Archival Studies, University of Pittsburgh, and author of Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory
"Skillfully blends scholarship, historical inquiry and archival science into a seamless whole, something archivists, scholars and writers often attempt to do but do not achieve as neatly as Wosh does here."
--HARLAN GREEN, College of Charleston, College & Resource Libraries Journal, May 2012
"Anyone reading this volume will better understand the pioneering characters that contributed to creation of the archival profession and how their worldviews shaped the profession for decades to come."
--NORMA RIDDLE, Appalachian State University, Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists, Spring 2012
“Using a biographical opening chapter that sketches Leland’s life while allowing the chosen primary documents, consisting of writings by Leland and others published in the conference proceedings which marked milestones in Leland’s career, to illuminate his work, Wosh has established a fact-based discourse between the subject and the reader of which Leland could only approve.”
--CAROL WAGGONER-ANGLETON, Georgia Regents University, Provenance, Volume 31, Issue 1
"Leland’s contributions to the field and Wosh’s work may very well restore the community’s awareness of his voice to American archives and increase the field’s appreciation for its unique culture as a profession. For understanding the history of the profession, Wosh’s treatment of Leland may well become a core work."
—Carl Waggoner-Angleton, Georgie Regents University, Provenance, 2015