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Historical records are a focus and collecting area for many historical societies, history museums and other historical agencies.

Yet many historical records programs face special challenges and needs, from inadequate resource levels, physical preservation problems, under-developed documentation, appraisal and collecting policies, etc.

In Managing Historical Records, Dearstyne’s goal is to foster stronger, more vibrant historical records programs by introducing archival work and describing strategies, approaches, principles and practices of strong programs. Lots of examples, checklists, and appendices help in finding solutions and approaches.

A must-have resource for anyone considering starting a historical records program or who already has one and wants to strengthen it.

978-0-7425-0282-6 — Hardback

978-0-7425-0283-3 — Paperback