Managing Editor: Rosemary K. J. Davis, Yale University

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) is sponsored by the Yale University Library and New England Archivists (NEA), and is hosted by Yale University Library’s institutional repository, EliScholar. JCAS is currently accepting submissions of original works of research and inquiry from professionals and graduate students in library science, archival science, and public history.

Please see the Journal Overview for a full explanation of the journal’s aims and scope.

Recent Content



Not 'Just My Problem to Handle': Emerging Themes on Secondary Trauma and Archivists
Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderfluit, and Jennifer Douglas


Summoning the Ghosts: Records as Agents in Community Archives
Jessica Tai, Jimmy Zavala, Joyce Gabiola, Gracen Brilmyer, and Michelle Caswell


Exploring Relationship Description: A Report from the Describing Relationships Workshop, Simmons College, February 2018
Katherine M. Wisser, Hayley Mercer, Mitch Nakaue, Adrienne Pruitt, Susan Pyzynski, and Jessica M. Sedgwick

Book Reviews

Case Studies


“Tell Us about Your Digital Archives Workstation”: A Survey and Case Study
Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez, Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, and Allison Hughes


Adapting an Analog Records Management System for the Ingest and Accession of Permanent Electronic Records
Brandy Tunmire, Amy Dinkins, Mary K. Coker, Shelly J. Croteau, and John Korasick