ERIC Number: ED213421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
University Archival Administration from Ancient to Modern Times.
Whitmore, Marilyn P.
This paper outlines the context within which university archives developed and discussed the functions, processes, and problems involved in the operation of university archives. An introduction to the history and purpose of archives in human society is followed by a discussion of the role of the charter or policy statement in establishing an archive's mandate and structure. The various types of archival records and means for acquiring them within a university are described, and the arrangement of materials within a university repository, the principle of provenance, and the appraisal and description of records are outlined. The requirements resulting from the growth and utilization of a university archive are also reviewed, as are the major issues involved in planning for an archival facility. A list of the most frequently used archival terms is appended. (JL)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Archivists; Records Management