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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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 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

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

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

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

Accounting for Keating: Privacy, Corruption and Disclosure in the American Continental Corporation Records Collection

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Powerpoint slides from Spindler's presentation at the 56th annual Arizona History Convention in Tucson, Arizona, April 24th, 2015. Details of the 1993-1995 U.S. District Court orders directing the corporate archives

Powerpoint slides from Spindler's presentation at the 56th annual Arizona History Convention in Tucson, Arizona, April 24th, 2015. Details of the 1993-1995 U.S. District Court orders directing the corporate archives to Arizona State University and ASU's efforts to recover information from an obsolete digital imaging system are presented.

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2015-04-24

An Evaluation of Crowdsourcing and Participatory Archives Projects for Archival Description and Transcription

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This research study will discover and evaluate information about existing crowdsourcing or participatory archives projects devoted to archival description, indexing or transcription. Many related projects that use crowdsourcing for collecting

This research study will discover and evaluate information about existing crowdsourcing or participatory archives projects devoted to archival description, indexing or transcription. Many related projects that use crowdsourcing for collecting archival materials from the public are not specifically addressed here. In this research, the author has specifically sought evaluative information about exemplary projects that can lead to useful specifications for a participatory archives system at Arizona State University Libraries.

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2014-06-30