Working in the Archives Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition

ISBN-10: 0809329506
ISBN-13: 9780809329502
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Alexis E. Ramseyis an assistant professor of rhetoric at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has worked for the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections and published on peer mentoring. Wendy B. Sharer, an associate professor of English at East Carolina University, is the author or editor of three books, includingVote and Voice: Women’s Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915–1930. nbsp; Barbara L’Eplattenieris an associate professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. She is the coeditor (with Lisa Mastrangelo) ofHistorical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline, and has contributed chapters to a number of edited collections, including the SIU Press volumeBeyond the Archives. nbsp; Lisa Mastrangelo, an associate professor of English at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, is the coeditor (with Barbara L’Eplattenier) ofHistorical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline.She has published articles inRhetoric Review, Composition Studies,and other journals.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
General Information for Using Archives
Invigorating Historiographic Practices in Rhetoric and Composition Studies
Archival Survival: Navigating Historical Research
Open to the Possibilities: Seven Tales of Serendipity in the Archives
Interview: David Gold-On Keeping a Beginner's Mind
Interview: Peter Mortensen-"I Had a Hunch"
Accessing the Archives
Invisible Hands: Recognizing Archivists' Work to Make Records Accessible
Viewing the Archives: The Hidden and the Digital
Locating the Archives: Finding Aids and Archival Scholarship in Composition and Rhetoric
Searching and Seeking in the Deep Web: Primary Sources on the Internet
Finding and Researching Photographs
Looking for Letters
Interview: Lyn�e Lewis Gaillet-The Unexpected Find
Interview: Jessica Enoch-Striking Metaphors
Working with/through Archival Material
Reading the Archive of Freshman English
Journeying into the Archives: Exploring the Pragmatics of Archival Research
(En)Gendering the Archives for Basic Writing Research
Archival Research as a Social Process
Emergent Taxonomies: Using Tension and Forum to Organize Primary Texts
The Guilty Pleasures of Working with Archives
The Personal as Method and Place as Archives: A Synthesis
Interview: Kathryn Fitzgerald-"I'm Open to Whatever I Discover"
Interview: Kenneth Lindblom-Spinning Gold from Old Straw
Interview: Lindal Buchanan-Making Fortunate Connections
Creating the Archive as Research Process
Keeping the Conversation Going: The Archive Thrives on Interviews and Oral History
Deep Sea Diving: Building an Archive as the Basis for Composition Studies Research
Autobiography of an Archivist
Contributors
Index

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