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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Steelers A to Z: Montravius Adams transitions into mentor-like role on d-line

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 14 Jun 2024
DT MONTRAVIUS ADAMS ... Adams is on his third contract with the Steelers, finding stability in the organization after spending calendar year 2021 as property of four teams ... That led to a two-year contract with the Steelers that began in 2022, over which Adams started 17 of the 30 games he played....
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The Utah Pride Center rebounds while the new SLC Pride bookends a monthlong party.

Salt Lake City Weekly 31 May 2024
Editor's note ... "And within three days, I was completely wrong on that reception ... O'Brien was adamant that the two Pride festivals are intended to complement each other on opposite ends of the June calendar, and that SLC Pride was not born out of any bad feeling or hostility toward current or previous Utah Pride Center management ... Unity in Community....
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Paddling and fossil beds: Get outside this weekend with these Indiana events

IndyStar 30 May 2024
Hamilton County parks you can visit ... Take a look. Dwight Adams, dwight.adams@indystar.com. The calendar flips to June on Saturday and with that change comes Indiana's summer season, bringing plenty of outdoor opportunities for Hoosiers. State and local parks around Indiana are hosting bird-watching hikes, foraging tips, and paddling adventures ... sheet....
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Representation and visibility during Pride Month can inspire, inform and even save a life.

Salt Lake City Weekly 29 May 2024
O'Brien was adamant that the two Pride festivals are intended to complement each other on opposite ends of the June calendar, and that SLC Pride was not born out of any bad feeling or hostility toward current or previous Utah Pride Center management ... Make sure to mark your calendar—the "HalloQween" theme will be fun for all....

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