Dr. Richard Cox's New Book


photo of Dr.Richard Cox Congratulations to Dr. Richard Cox on his newly published book: "Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory".

Edited with an introduction by Richard J Cox

The relationship of history, archival studies, and the emergent information disciplines continues to be a topic of debate in the modern archival profession. Lester J. Cappon (1900-1981) is the quintessential proponent of archival knowledge based on historical scholarship, and his writings remain prescient more than two decades after his death, writes Richard J. Cox in his excellent introduction. The 11 essays collected for the first time in a single volume cover the range of Cappon's primary interests-archival theory, archival collecting and appraisal, the relationship between archivists and historians or archives and history, and documentary editing. These essays, which reflect Cappon's considerable soul searching about the knowledge and identity of the archivist, and his own strong sense of history and archives, continue to be relevant today and make an important contribution to the professional discourse.

Publisher: Society of American Archivists (2004)
234 pp., Soft cover

We are very pleased that Dr. Cox is a member of the SIS faculty and wish his continued success with future teaching, research, and publishing.