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dc.contributor.supervisor Nesmith, Thomas (History) en_US
dc.contributor.author Keenan, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-13T23:42:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-13T23:42:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4916
dc.description.abstract This thesis argues for new theoretical and methodological approaches to the viewing and description of archival photographs. Many archivists continue to focus on photographic subject content, ignoring photographs’ contexts of creation, context of later use and the multiple ways photographs can be viewed. The thesis first charts the implications of postmodernist viewpoints on archival records generally. It then traces, in the context of the Canadian archival community, the gradual spread of a postmodernist regard for photographs specifically. The thesis then draws on the theories and methodologies of a range of other disciplines to suggest fresh approaches to the viewing and description of photographs. It applies these suggestions to a series of photograph albums held by the Archives of Manitoba. These applied suggestions reveal that photographs are richer archival sources when considered as evidence of both creator and viewer intent rather than as transparent windows onto the past. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject photographs en_US
dc.subject postmodernism en_US
dc.subject archives en_US
dc.subject digital en_US
dc.subject description en_US
dc.subject albums en_US
dc.subject punctum en_US
dc.subject studium en_US
dc.title The archival eye: new ways for archivists to look at and describe photographs en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Jones, Esyllt (History) Kuffert, Len (History) Sweeney, Shelley (Archives and Special Collections) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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