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Carl E. Guthe explains the difference between registering and cataloging objects in a museum collection.

Guthe provides a primer on how to register objects and assign them registration numbers. He explains the registration process, the accession process, how to mark objects, and what supplementary records are necessary for documenting the object.

Included are samples of a museum register, donor file, and object file.

Technical Leaflet #11 (1970)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.