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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