The Management of the Archives
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"In this book Dr. Schellenberg successfully undertakes to define the archival methodology that heretofore has been available only in isolated books and journals. . .An indispensable manual, which anticipates and answers most questions that arise in the handling of nonpublic records."
--The American Archivist
Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, The Management of Archives has become a classic volume in the literature of American archival administration.
Today the book is used as the standard text in dozens of college courses and training workshops held around the country each year. One of the most widely recognized members of the American archival profession, Theodore R. Schellenberg developed his ideas on archival practice during his long career at the National Archives and Records Service; at the time of his retirement in 1963, he was Assistant Archivist of the United States.
His first paperback edition includes a substantive foreword by Jane F. Smith, former Director of the Civil Archives Division, National Archives and Records Service, that sets Schellenberg's life and work in historical and archival context.
6" x 9", 420 pages
Columbia University Press, 1965
Reprinted by the National Archives and Records Administration, 1988