This leaflet is meant to guide professionals who are not well-versed in caring for archival materials but find their positions require knowledge of caring for historic documents and manuscripts.

Sources are organized by general references that are broad in scope by the topics covered, references on basic techniques, manuals on special record types, and readings in American archival history.

Topics covered include appraisal and accessioning, arrangement and description, buildings and equipment, conservation, copyright, editing, education, fakes and facsimiles, funding, micrographics, security and emergency preparedness, surveys and field work, and much more.

Technical Leaflet #130 (1980)