Phillips's book provides a unique look at the history of local history archives and methods of administering local history archives in public libraries, including management practices, how to process archival collections, and caring for archival collections. The bulk of the text pertains to processing archival collections. Its intended audience is public library staff with little to no archival experience. While there is much to recommend the book, it would benefit from a discussion of key archival concepts.
"Review of Creating a Local History Archive at Your Public Library,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 10.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol5/iss1/10