Archivists and Records Managers, part 6

The fourth chapter in T.R. Schellenberg’s Modern Archives: Principles & Techniques (first published in 1956) is entitled “Archival Interests in Records Management.”  He approached the topic from the viewpoint of public records and had this to say about the intersections between records management and archival records:

“Public records are the grist of the archivist’s mill.  The quality of this grist is determined by the way records are produced while in current use, and by the way records are disposed of” (26).

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