Purposes almost infinitely varying: archives as sources for labour biography
Sir Hilary Jenkinson, sometime Deputy Keeper of the United Kingdom Public Record Office, wrote in his Manual of Archive Administration about the two common features of archives ‘of extraordinary value and importance’: Impartiality and Authenticity. He referred to the purposes for creating archives and the purposes to which they are put: Drawn up for purposes almost infinitely varying – the administrative or executive control of every species of human undertaking – [archives]...[Show more]
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