A collection of scholarly work created by Robert Spindler, former University Archivist and Head of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries. 

Robert received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American History from Boston University and his Master of Science from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He was formerly Project Archivist at the Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts and has served as a professional consultant to the Polaroid Corporate Archives, the Regents of the University of California, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Mr. Spindler is Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and a past chair of their 2012 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Nominations Committee, Committee on Archival Information Exchange, Description Section and Congressional Papers Roundtable. 

In 1998, he was one of fifteen archivists awarded SAA’s C. F. W. Coker Prize for his participation in the international development team for the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Tag Library. He has presented and published regularly on archival description, electronic records preservation, and internet ethics issues.

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Japanese-American Internment Camp Collection

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A presentation describing technical work, community reaction and publicity associated with an online collection of Arizona Japanese-American internment camp newsletters and related archival materials developed in 2017. The presentation was given at the Arizona Library Association conference in October 2017

A presentation describing technical work, community reaction and publicity associated with an online collection of Arizona Japanese-American internment camp newsletters and related archival materials developed in 2017. The presentation was given at the Arizona Library Association conference in October 2017 and this revised version was presented at the Arizona Archives Summit on February 1, 2018.

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2018-01-18

Phoenix Annexation Workshop

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Materials produced for the workshop hosted by the Humane Cities Initiative, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University. Participants were sent this package of archival materials and links to brief online sources for advance readings. Also enclosed are PDF renderings

Materials produced for the workshop hosted by the Humane Cities Initiative, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University. Participants were sent this package of archival materials and links to brief online sources for advance readings. Also enclosed are PDF renderings of introductory powerpoint files by Spindler and Pagan, and an audio recording of the discussion joined in progress.

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2018-03-13

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ASU in the Postwar Period: Victory Village

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Presentation slides regarding the history of Victory Village, the trailer park built in 1945-46 to provide housing for WWII Veterans and their families at Arizona State University's Tempe campus. A presentation of research from University Archives records conducted in the

Presentation slides regarding the history of Victory Village, the trailer park built in 1945-46 to provide housing for WWII Veterans and their families at Arizona State University's Tempe campus. A presentation of research from University Archives records conducted in the summer of 2018. The presentation was videotaped as a lecture for Professor Volker Benkert's online World War II history class.

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2019-09-30

In Search of Strategic Direction: Digital Preservation in the Academy

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Video recording of the NHPRC Electronic Records Fellowship Symposium keynote address, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 18, 2005.

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2005-11-18

ROTC Building Occupation at ASU, April 23-25, 1969

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Historical research produced for a portion of the exhibit entitled Civil Rights in Arizona, which was displayed at the Luhrs Gallery, Hayden Library in 2012-2013. The action at the ROTC Building was one of the largest protests in Arizona State

Historical research produced for a portion of the exhibit entitled Civil Rights in Arizona, which was displayed at the Luhrs Gallery, Hayden Library in 2012-2013. The action at the ROTC Building was one of the largest protests in Arizona State University history, resulting in the arrest of ten individuals. The second file, entitled "Who Were the Tempe Ten?", describes the arrested students and unaffiliated persons.

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2012

Selling Sunshine: ASU Solar Energy Research 1951-1980

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Original exhibit panel text and an associated interview with ASU faculty Charles Backus and Harvey Bryan for the exhibit presented at the Luhrs Gallery, Hayden Library, Fall, 2013.

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2013-07-01