Exploring the Eye of History-19th Century Photography and the Archives


"The camera is the eye of history" - Mathew B. Brady

This special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) was produced in conjunction with the symposium, "Exploring the Eye of History" held at the fall 2015 meeting of New England Archivists. The mission of the symposium was to provide attendees with new ways to experience 19th century photographs and encourage archivists to make these materials more accessible to researchers and contemporary artists.

The JCAS editorial board would like to express its thanks to the contributors who submitted their work for peer review and publication and the governing board of NEA for its support and encouragement. Special thanks also goes to Gale Publishing for their generous sponsorship.