Author: Christine Froechtenight Harper (City of St. Louis)
Perspectives on Women’s Archives satisfies on two counts. This collection of essays provides a useful summary of the development of the field of women’s history since the emergence of the discipline in the 1970s and of the growth of women’s archives from the earliest days of the republic. As such, it might well be incorporated into reading lists for both history and archival studies programs. But the book also offers stimulating prescriptions for the future direction of archives and raises urgent questions about the quality and equality of access in our overwhelmingly digital environment. In this way, it advances the ongoing discussion of why archivists do what we do and how we can do it better—all without the grating neologism “herstory” making more than a token appearance in the text.
How to Cite: Harper, C. F. (2014) “Perspectives on Women’s Archives. Edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher and Anke Voss. [Review]”, Archival Issues. 36(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/archivalissues.15654