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Purcell, Aaron D. 1972-

Works: 19 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 6,986 library holdings
Genres: Archives  History  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: CD3065, 025.1977
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Most widely held works by Aaron D Purcell
Academic archives : managing the next generation of college and university archives, records, and special collections by Aaron D Purcell( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to college and university archives, academic archives encompass records management programs, special collections departments, and other campus archival repositories. This new definition of academic archives programs has redefined the role, and training, of academic archivists. This book gives you the tools to fill that role--Publisher's description
White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era by Aaron D Purcell( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came from all corners of the country--fifteen young, idealistic, educated men and women drawn to Knoxville, Tennessee, to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the first of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal projects. Mostly holding entry-level jobs, these young people became friends and lovers, connecting to one another at work and through other social and political networks. What the fifteen failed to realize was that these activities--union organizing and, for most, membership in the Communist Party--would plunge them into a maelstrom that would endanger, and for some, destroy their livelihoods, social standing, and careers. White Collar Radicals follows their lives from New Deal activism in the 1930s through the 1940s and 1950s government investigations into what were perceived as subversive deeds. Aaron D. Purcell shows how this small group of TVA idealists was unwillingly thrust from obscurity into the national spotlight, victims and participants of the second Red Scare in the years after World War II. The author brings into sharp focus the determination of the government to target and expose alleged radicals of the 1930s during the early Cold War period. The book also demonstrates how the national hysteria affected individual lives. White Collar Radicals is both a historical study and a cautionary tale. The Knoxville Fifteen, who endured the dark days of the McCarthy Era, now have their story told for the first time--a story that offers modern-day lessons on freedom, civil liberties, and the authority of the government
Digital library programs for libraries and archives : developing, managing, and sustaining unique digital collections by Aaron D Purcell( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Planning and managing a self-contained digitization project is one thing, but how do you transition to a digital library program? Or better yet, how do you start a program from scratch? In this book Purcell, a well-respected expert in both archives and digital libraries, combines theory and best practices with practical application, showing how to approach digital projects as an ongoing effort. He not only guides librarians and archivists in transitioning from project-level initiatives to a sustainable program but also provides clear step-by-step instructions for building a digital library program from the bottom up, even for organizations with limited staff. Approachable and easy to follow, this book traces the historical growth of digital libraries and the importance of those digital foundations; summarizes current technological challenges that affect the planning of digital libraries, and how librarians and archivists are adapting to the changing information landscape; uses examples to lay out the core priorities of leading successful digital programs; covers the essentials of getting started, from vision and mission building to identifying resources and partnerships; emphasizes the importance of digitizing original unique materials found in library and archives collections, and suggests approaches to the selection process; addresses metadata and key technical standards; discusses management and daily operations, including assessment, enhancement, sustainability, and long-term preservation planning; provides guidance for marketing, promotion, and outreach, plus how to take into account such considerations as access points, intended audiences, and educational and instructional components; and includes exercises designed to help readers define their own digital projects and create a real-world digital program plan. Equally valuable for LIS students just learning about the digital landscape, information professionals taking their first steps to create digital content, and organizations who already have well-established digital credentials, Purcell's book outlines methods applicable and scalable to many different types and sizes of libraries and archives"--Publisher's website
Arthur Morgan : a progressive vision for American reform by Aaron D Purcell( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Deal and the Great Depression by Aaron D Purcell( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of the Interpreting American History series, experts on the 1930s address the changing historical interpretations of a critical period in American history. Following a decade of prosperity, the Great Depression brought unemployment, economic ruin, poverty, and a sense of hopelessness to millions of Americans. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs aimed to bring relief, recovery, and reform to the masses. More than seventy-five years after Roosevelt took the oath as president, Americans are still debating what did and did not happen in the 1930s to help the nation recover from its worst economic depression. Proponents and detractors have cast the successes and failures of the New Deal in many lights. Historians have argued that the New Deal went too far, that it did not go far enough, that it created more problems than it solved, and even that its shaky foundations are the reason for the economic and social instability of the Great Recession of the early twenty-first century. The contributors to this volume explore how historians have judged the nature, effects, and outcomes of the New Deal. Arranged in three sections, the essays discuss Roosevelt's New Deal revolution, explore the groups on the fringes of the New Deal, and consider the legacies of 1930s reform. Chapters focus on specific areas of study, including politics, agriculture, the environment, labor, African Americans, the economy, social programs, the arts, mobilization for World War II, and memory. These fields represent today's emerging interpretations of one of the most significant decades of the twentieth century. Interpreting American History: The New Deal and the Great Depression introduces readers to this important period by examining the major historical debates that surround the 1930s, giving students a succinct and indispensable historiographic overview
Donors and archives : a guidebook for successful programs by Aaron D Purcell( Book )

20 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs highlights the importance of development and fundraising for archives, while focusing on the donor and potential donor. Their interest, their support, their enthusiasm, and their stuff are vital to the success of archival programs. Archivists involved in donor work and fundraising will find the practical advice and best practices in this book applicable, replicable, timely, and valuable"
The digital archives handbook : a guide to creation, management, and preservation( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Digital Archives Handbook provides archivists a roadmap to create and care for digital archives. Written by archival experts and practitioners, Purcell brings together theoretical and practical approaches to creating, managing, and preserving digital archives. The first section is focused on processes and practices, including chapters on acquisitions, appraisal, arrangement, description, delivery, preservation, forensics, curation, and intellectual property. The second section is focused on digital collections and specific environments where archivists are managing digital collections. These chapters review digital collections in categories including performing arts, oral history, architectural and design records, congressional collections, and email. The book discuss the core components of digital archives--the technological infrastructure that provides storage, access, and long-term preservation; the people or organizations that create or donate digital material to archives programs, as well as the researchers use them; and the digital collections themselves, full of significant research content in a variety of formats with a multitude of research possibilities. The chapters emphasize that the people and the collections that make up digital archives are just as important as the technology. Also highlighted are the importance of donors and creators of digital archives. Building digital archives parallels the cycle of donor work--planning, cultivation, and stewardship. During each stage, archivists work with donors to ensure that the digital collections will be arranged, described, preserved, and made accessible for years to come. Archivists must take proactive and informed actions to build valuable digital collections. Knowing where digital materials come from, how those materials were created, what materials are important, what formats or topical areas are included, and how to serve those collections to researchers in the long term is central to archival work. This handbook is designed to generate new discussions about how archivists of the twenty-first century can overcome current challenges and chart paths that anticipate, rather than merely react to, future donations of digital archives."--
University of Tennessee by Aaron D Purcell( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state, the legislature of the Southwest Territory chartered Blount College in Knoxville as one of the first three colleges established west of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1807, the school changed its name to East Tennessee College. The school relocated to a 40-acre tract, known today as "the Hill," in 1828 and was renamed East Tennessee University in 1840. The Civil War literally shut down the university. Students and faculty were recruited to serve on battlefields, and troops used campus facilities as hospitals and barracks. In 1869, East Tennessee University became the state's land-grant institution under the auspices of the 1862 Morrill Act. In 1879, the state legislature changed the name of the institution to the University of Tennessee. By the early 20th century, the university admitted women, hosted teacher institutes, and constructed new buildings. Since that time, the University of Tennessee has established campuses and programs across the state. Today, in addition to a rich sports tradition, the University of Tennessee provides Tennesseans with unparalleled opportunities
Interpreting American History : the New Deal and the Great Depression by Aaron D Purcell( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halftitle Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter One: Historical Interpretations of the New Deal and the Great Depression -- Part I: Roosevelt's New Deal Revolution -- Chapter Two: Politics of the 1930s and the New Deal -- Chapter Three: Agriculture and the New Deal -- Chapter Four: The Environment and the New Deal -- Chapter Five: The Economy and the New Deal -- Chapter Six: Social Programs and the New Deal -- Chapter Seven: Art and the New Deal -- Part II: The Fringes of the New Deal -- Chapter Eight: African Americans and the Politics of Race during the New Deal -- Chapter Nine: Organized Labor, Reds, and Radicals of the 1930s -- Part III: Legacies and Outcomes -- Chapter Ten: Overseas Intervention, the Rise of Fascism Abroad, and the Origins of World War II -- Chapter Eleven: Memory and the New Deal -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
Building dams, burning bridges : conflicting philosophies on the Tennessee Valley Authority Board, 1933-1938 by Aaron D Purcell( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppressed currents : the "Fool Report" and the early Tennessee Valley Authority by Aaron D Purcell( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White collar radicals : New Deal Labor and Red Scare Communists in the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1935-1955 by Aaron D Purcell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation follows the lives of fifteen former TV A employees, focusing on their 1930s activities and the subsequent 1940s and 1950s investigations into their perceived radical deeds. Collectively referred to in this dissertation as the "Knoxville Fifteen," this group includes Mabel Abercrombie, Forrest Benson, Bernard "Buck" Borah, Howard Bridgman, Katherine "Kit" Buckles, Christine Eversole, John Frantz, Howard Frazier, Henry Hart, Elizabeth Winston McConnell, David Stone Martin, William Remington, Muriel Speare, Merwin Todd, and Burton Zien. As binding criteria for the group, these fifteen individuals worked for TV A during the 1930s, had not reached 35 years of age, held low-level administrative positions, had some college education, had an interest in labor organizing, would later be accused of being members of the Communist Party, and garnered substantial attention from the FBI. The "Knoxville Fifteen" represents an important group of New Deal thinkers. During the 1930s, their activities as part of the Popular Front movement were largely ignored and dismissed as youthful indiscretions, but anti-communist campaigns of the McCarthy Era quickly caught up with this small group. By 1955, anti-communist investigators had accused all fifteen of being communists. While reconstructing the lives and activities of the "Knoxville Fifteen," this dissertation argues three key points. First, a small group of 1930s TVA radicals commanded the government's attention because they were easy targets during the McCarthy Era. Despite the passage of time, the anticommunist sentiment of the 1950s made innocuous actions of the 1930s not only relevant, but worthy of punishment. Second, the culmination of 1950s government investigations into 1930s radicals symbolized the agency's break with its idealistic origins. During multiple anti-communist investigations of TVA, agency leaders successfully defended its past, while moving the agency forward as a government-owned electric power company. Finally, the CP activities of 1930s TVA employees were important not because of their radical nature, but because the government invested massive amounts of time, energy, and resources into investigating a small group of largely harmless intellectuals. Their stories offer important modern day lessons on individual freedoms, civil liberties, government authority, and the power of propaganda
The engineering of forever : Arthur E. Morgan, the Seneca Indians, and the Kinzua Dam by Aaron D Purcell( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The New Deal and the Great Depression (Interpreting American History) by Project Muse( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

LOST IN TRANSITION : removing, resettling, and renewing appalachia by Aaron D Purcell( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reclaiming lost ground : Arthur Morgan and the Miami Conservancy District labor camps by Aaron D Purcell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Academic Archives: Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections (The Archivist's and Records Manager's Bookshelf) by Aaron D Purcell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Power to the people : David Lilienthal founds TVA's electric power policy, 1933 by Aaron D Purcell( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

All the way home : collecting the works and celebrating the life of James Agee by Michael A Lofaro( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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White collar radicals : TVA's Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy era
University of Tennessee
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