Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts
Society of American Archivists, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 131 pages
Archival and manuscript repositories exist to preserve historical records and make them available for use. The subject of this manual is the internal operations that link these two goals. This manual covers generally accepted principles and techniques of archival accessioning and processing. - Introduction.
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