VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

By: Anna Mattapallil

Fill in the blank:

The lawyer looked through the General Assembly's __________ to find a court decision that set precedence over her client's case.
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Archive - noun

1. The collected records of an organization, institution, or public person.
(Archives can also refer to the place in which such records are stored.)
** the records themselves can be referred to as singular or plural

2. to place or store in an archive

- archives (n)
- archival (adj)
- archivist (n)
- archived (v)
- archiving (v)

Roots

G. Arkheine "to begin," "to be first"

Synonyms

referring to documents:
-records
-annals
-chronicles
-documents
-files

referring to place where documents are kept:
-registry
-repository
-depository
-chancery

referring to the archive (v):
-file
-log
-catalog
-record
-document

Modern Useage

Traditionally, archives were paper records. More recently, internet archives have been popping up. A lot of websites have archives pages that contain articles and posts from a few years ago- Time Magazine Online and Tumblr are just a couple examples.

Archives in the United States

National Archives
-military service records
-genealogy records
-can visit Declaration of Independence and Constitution

Smithsonian Institution Archives
- Smithsonian itself contains over 137 million objects currently, but Smithsonian Archives keeps records of everything that has ever been in any of the museums

Library of Congress
- largest library in the world with over 838 miles of shelves
- has largest collection of rare books - 700,000 volumes including Gutenberg Bible

Smithsonian Castle

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Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is not used correctly.

a. The lead archivist instructed all the workers to carefully dig the artifacts out of the sand and place them on the dirt bed.
b. The hackers attempted to alter the archived government records, but the NSA realized there was suspicious activity within older files and soon caught the perpetrators.
c. Henry looked at the island's genealogy archives to trace his lineage past the 1700's.
d. Miranda claimed her grandfather conspired with the Serbs to carry out the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but there was no archival evidence of it.

The Right Answer Is....

A. Here, archivist implies archaeologist.