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a (short) week in the archive

Totals for the archive this week: Total pics = 4,512 Total manuscript pages = probably @8,400+ Criminales boxes processed = 31 Years covered = 1757-1764, 1775-1782 The Archivo Nacional has produced a number of guides for various series of the

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Devonthink for Historical Research, III

As I mentioned in my last post on devonthink, the ability to capture archival and secondary sources digitally has expanded our capacity to collect the bits and pieces of information at a scale and speed that is, in my opinion, transformative for historical research. … An individual criminal case, for example, can be housed in a folder for all criminal cases, and also replicated in other folders that deal with, say, the particular type of crime (property, violent, sexual, etc.) or with other criminal cases whose defendants or plaintiffs share certain characteristics (gender, social class, honorifics, property, occupation, marital status, etc.).

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