Archivists and Records Managers, part 3

At the 1942 annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in Richmond, Virginia, Philip C. Brooks read a paper entitled “Current Aspects of Records Administration: The Archivist’s Concern in Records Administration.”  Brooks served as the first secretary of SAA (1936-1942) and would later be president (1949-1951).  He worked at the National Archives.  He concluded this talk with an analysis of the connections  between records management and archival work:

“It is inevitable that the iniquity of omitting care for records as they accumulate shall be visited upon the third and fourth generations of later administrators, archivists, research students, and society as a whole.”

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