ar·chi·val | \är-ˈkī-vəl \

Definition of archival 

: of, relating to, contained in, suitable for, or constituting archives

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archivally \-və-lē \ adverb

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Using Detroiters' home movies and other archival video and photos, the film aims for an immersive look at Detroit's tumultuous summer of 1967. Detroit Free Press, "For the 51st anniversary of rebellion, a free screening of '12th and Clairmount'," 13 July 2018 This new show brings together a selection of Martin’s paintings and drawings (and one sculpture) that Dietrich owned and bequeathed to the PMA, as well as archival documentation relating to her ICA survey. Edith Newhall,, "In Philly galleries now: Bergstrom bags, a subtle modern master, Fleisher/Ollman's 'Party'," 12 July 2018 Sometimes the leagues will have archival information, like logo design or the thickness of borders. Jeremy Fuchs,, "A Tour of Sports Movie Memorabilia Heaven," 6 July 2018 After cocktails and bites from chef Daniel de la Falaise, guests lingered and checked out archival pieces, celebrating the beauty and lasting impact of Schiaparelli’s designs. Vogue, "Schiaparelli Hosts a Colorful Bash at Its Atelier," 3 July 2018 Their latest, on Morris Arboretum, features some great archival photos. Aubrey Nagle,, "City turns out for ICE protests, how to steal a house in Philly | Morning Newsletter," 2 July 2018 Issues of race and black identity are woven throughout, with archival photos and video footage of his family’s church-going. Carolyne Zinko, Houston Chronicle, "Review: Stylish Andre Leon Talley documentary needs more substance," 20 June 2018 As recounted here via interviews and archival photos and clips, Glenn’s personal, religious and musical history, like that of Reynolds, neatly contextualizes the film’s larger themes. Gary Goldstein,, "Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds challenges the Mormon Church on LGBTQ rights in documentary 'Believer'," 14 June 2018 The cover of Michael Ondaatje’s new novel Warlight shows an archival photo of a 1930s London streetscape bathed in fog. Andrew Lanham, The New Republic, "Michael Ondaatje’s Haunting Pasts," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of archival

1799, in the meaning defined above

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