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Crossing a Librarian with a Historian: The Image of Reel Archivists

@article{Aldred2008CrossingAL,
  title={Crossing a Librarian with a Historian: The Image of Reel Archivists},
  author={Tania Aldred and Gordon Burr and Eun G. Park},
  journal={Archivaria},
  year={2008},
  volume={66},
  pages={57-93}
}
The image and stereotypes of archivists are topics that nag at the back of every archivist’s mind. What do people think of us? What do they think we do? Do they genuinely think that we are covered in dust, aging, and unhappy? This exploratory study aims to investigate issues surrounding the image and stereotypes of archivists as presented in films. A content analysis of nineteen films was performed to determine how archivists are portrayed, both physically and behaviourally. Based upon previous… 
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