Course:1: Archives and Archivists
Lesson:Lesson Two: More About Historical Records
Topic:Lesson Two Summary


Lesson Two Summary

Key points to remember from this lesson include:

  • Historical records are unique, generally one of a kind, and unpublished.
  • Historical records provide facts, opinions, viewpoints, and content that cannot be found in other resources.
  • Historical records can be found in many formats; the challenge is to keep the information available.
  • When the actual format of the historical record is important or has value because of the way it was made, the material, or who made it, it is said to have intrinsic value.
  • A challenge to the caretaker of historical records is appraising the value of that record to history.