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Architectural records are an important part of historical collections, particularly for preservationists.

This Technical Leaflet emphasizes the growing importance of architectural records in the 1980s with the rising popularity of urban renewal.

Enid Thorton Thompson provides examples of useful architectural collections and the process of organizing them.

Thompson explains how to clean and mend documents and the tools necessary and the type of materials that typically compose architectural records.

Inventorying and cataloging architectural records is also an important component of organization and Thompson shows how to describe this type of collection, along with proper methods for storage.

Technical Leaflet #132 (1980)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 15, Collections Management II.