Thursday, April 13, 2006

Old World Charm

"The National Anthropological Archives collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline." The NAA site is an excellent means to accomplish the first stage of anthropological archival research from a remote location. Their online Guide to the Collections of the National Anthropological Archives includes for each entry "a title, biographical data or administrative history, an indication of the type of documents available, and a description of contents (often including lengthy lists of authors, photographers, and correspondents)" as well as assessments of the state of the material and its possible research uses. The site's online exhibits feature substantive reviews of selected collections in the Archives, including photographs and facsimiles.


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