Calendar (archives)

A calendar (sometimes historically spelled kalendar) is, in the context of archival science and archival publication, a descriptive list of documents. The verb to calendar means to compile or edit such a list. The word is used differently in Britain and North America with regard to the amount of detail expected: in Britain, it implies a detailed summary which can be used as a substitute for the full text; whereas in North America it implies a more basic inventory.

The term derives from a (now somewhat archaic) word meaning a list or register of any kind. Although the documents in a calendar are generally arranged in chronological order, the term has only an indirect relationship to a table of dates.

British tradition

In the British tradition, the word normally implies a full descriptive summary (often published) in which each document is the subject of a "carefully controlled, rigorously consistent précis". All significant elements in the text are recorded, so that the great majority of researchers will be spared the need to consult the originals: the completed calendar effectively becomes a substitute for the archival documents, and is often treated as a primary source in its own right. Trivial or incidental elements ("common form and unnecessary verbiage") are omitted; but all names, dates and significant statements are noted, and passages which appear to the editor to be of particular interest or importance may be quoted in full. Documents in archaic or foreign languages (particularly Latin) are normally calendared in the modern vernacular, but significant or ambiguous terms or passages may be given in the original language. A calendar is therefore less detailed or comprehensive than a series of full transcripts or translations; but considerably more detailed than an archival list or other finding aid.

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Adams parties with thousands at ‘Soiree Dans Le Parc’

Metro USA 28 Jun 2022
New York Mayor Eric Adams was among more that 3,000 New York revelers on June 4, who descended on the waterfront at Brooklyn’s Army Terminal, Pier 4, for the fourth installment of the Brooklyn All-White Outdoor Popup Dinner Party “Soiree Dans Le Parc” that returned to the calendar after a brief hiatus due to the COVID 19 pandemic....

World Sauntering Day

Dawn 19 Jun 2022
Though every day is a new day, Sauntering Day is not a new day or a new invention, innovation or a recent addition to the calendar of international celebra-tions, as its history goes way back to the 1970s. Linguists like Adam Wordsmith can explain the etymology of sauntering in ......


Victoria Advocate 16 Jun 2022
MANLY MAN CO. OFFERS TO 'TAKE THE HEAT' FOR YOUR FATHER'S DAY FUMBLE ... How does it work? ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8. Adam from our shipping team was playing hide and seek with your package, and we couldn't find it for a few days. 9. Someone keeps pranking us by changing the dates on our calendars so everything is late now. We think it's Adam from the warehouse. 10....

3 hurt in fire in row homes on block where pride flag burned

The Grand Island Independent 16 Jun 2022
AP ... in the 300 block of East 31st Street, a few blocks from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Fire Department spokesperson Blair Adams said ... Grand Island school calendar change causes controversy Dear Annie ... a 74-year-old man in serious condition and a 30-year-old woman and 57-year-old man in critical condition, Adams said ... Fire Chief Niles R ... ....

Packers WR Lazard signs his restricted free agent tender

The Grand Island Independent 13 Jun 2022
GREEN BAY, Wis ... He had the most yards receiving and touchdown catches last season of any player still on the Packers roster following the trade of two-time All-Pro wideout Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. People are also reading…. Grand Island school calendar change causes controversy Dear Annie ... More AP NFL ... All rights reserved ... ....

Steelers 2-a-days: Montravius Adams, Marcus Allen primed for supporting roles on defense

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 11 Jun 2022
DT MONTRAVIUS ADAMS ... After four seasons with the Green Bay Packers as part of their defensive line rotation, Adams was allowed to leave via free agency in 2021 ... Desperate for help on the defensive line as the calendar was flipping to December, the Steelers brought Adams in....

A new commUnity Spirit is born

Gettysburg Times 10 Jun 2022
For 30 years, it was part of the yearly calendar, not just for Adams County but for the hundreds of participants who traveled many miles to be part of it ... With the cooperation and support of the Borough of Gettysburg, Cumberland Township, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County, ......

Here are 10 football rivalries the SEC must preserve at all costs after expansion

Oakridger 08 Jun 2022
On this edition of "SEC Football Unfiltered," a podcast from the USA TODAY Network, hosts Blake Toppmeyer and John Adams make a case for the SEC to preserve these 10 rivalries on annual basis, no matter how else the schedule shakes out ...Adams ... – Adams ... – Adams ... – Adams....

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