Resources for the use and treatment of archival material

Here we present topics and suggestions related to the creation, arrangement, transfer and deposit of archival material.

We also offer tips and references to a variety of areas in which archival material is useful.

Transfer and deposit

Agreements and contracts when archival material is received by the Mission Archives

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  • Published: 2011-02-13

Rules and regulations

Laws, by-laws and other standards for the handling and use of archival material

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  • Published: 2011-02-13

Classification of archives

Organizing and registering of valuable records is an important task. The international community of archival institutions has agreed to follow a common standard for archival description. This standard can also be helpful for individuals in their own handling of personal papers and other archival material.

  • Published: 2011-02-13

Custody and conservation

Requirements for storage and facilities

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  • Published: 2011-02-13

Finding aids

Catalogues and registers of specific types of material are among the important finding aids. Some finding aids are only available in printed or mimeographed versions. After the introduction of computer based cataloguing, search for archival objects can be made both on site and on the internet.

  • Published: 2011-02-13

Genealogy resources

Information about persons and family relations is very often requested. Therefore, we present some suggestions and links for this purpose.

  • Published: 2011-02-13