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 note: JCAS is currently closed to submissions until August 2021 while the Editorial Board devotes time to revising our publishing guidelines and workflows. It is our hope that this internal review will make the publishing process more equitable, effective, and accessible for all involved.

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

Recent Content



Blood at the Root
Jarrett Martin Drake


Archives of Human Rights and Historical Memory: An Analysis of Archival Practices ‘From Below’ in Four NGOs in Colombia
Claire L. Taylor, Lucia Brandi, Cecilia A. Acosta Sánchez, and Marcelo Díaz Vallejo


Perspectives and Practices: Archival Processing Metrics Survey Findings
Cyndi Shein, Sarah R. Jones, Tammi Kim, and Karla Irwin

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