ERIC Number: ED359965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Documenting Community Organizations.
Central New York Library Resources Council, Syracuse.
This booklet offers an introduction to keeping and documenting the history of community organizations. With their variety of purposes these organizations add texture and variety to a community's heritage. A knowledge of that heritage, provided by written documentation as well as oral tradition, proves valuable to members of the organization, to historians and to the community itself. It should be the responsibility of someone in every organization to systematically save and preserve documents in an orderly fashion for future reference. Adequate historical records, well organized and readily accessible, can provide information for the organization's decision making. What to keep will vary, but permanent and temporary items can be determined based on the needs of the organization and its facilities for storage. A brief list of five resources suggests reliable and practical advice for the person who takes care of the organization's documents. A list of helpful organizations is also included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Central New York Library Resources Council, Syracuse.