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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Why Did the Oath Keepers Do It?

The Atlantic 02 Dec 2022
This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here ... to escape the boredom of their own lives ... It was sedition ... 2022 Space Telescope Advent Calendar ... “A Provincial Roman Town,” a poem by Adam Zagajewski ... P.S ... ....

GARA offers park overview to Cumberland

Gettysburg Times 29 Nov 2022
Cumberland Township provides GARA with $70,000 in funding for its operations each year ... The big edition to next year’s GARA event calendar will be hosting the Adams County Farmer’s Market at the rec park each week May through October, Peddigree said ... GARA also applied for an Adams Rescue and Recovery Grant to have its parking lot re-paved ... .......

These 100 Best Gifts for Your Stepmom are Trending for a Good Reason

The Post and Courier 25 Nov 2022
Make your bonus mom feel like she’s #1 ... Yes, you could always send a bouquet or write a heartfelt card message ... 1 ... 2 ... Karen Adams 2021 (12 Month) Calendar With Gold Easel, $68.00 at Village Pomegranate. Organized stepmoms who are the planning type will definitely adore this quaint Karen Adams 12-month calendar set that comes with a chic gold easel.54....

A quick trip through my mind...

Reflector 19 Nov 2022
Leadership is changing at least in some places in all of our counties ... ~~~~ ... ~~~~ ... ~~~~ ... ~~~~ ... Realize there are quite a few events in our counties and we’ll be spread thin so the sooner we know about your event the sooner we can get it on the calendar. Thadd White is Group Editor of five Adams Publishing Group publications in Eastern North Carolina ... ....

Craighead County Jonesboro Library System making plans to contend with losing half its tax support

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 13 Nov 2022
Library Director Vanessa Adams said she plans to approach the library board Monday night with a request to hire a consultant. "I need someone who has the time to do some community outreach," Adams said ... "That is something we have not had in several years," Adams said ... Keeping all the branches open will be a priority, Adams said....

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