archival, research, historical Tales from the vaults: personal encounters with archives and records

  • David J. Jones

Abstract


The critical importance of collections of documents in libraries and archives for historical research is illustrated by diverse examples drawn from the author’s own experience as a creator, user and custodian of records and from a number of biographical and historical works by other writers. In conjunction with other materials at the historian’s disposal, well-organised and properly-resourced collections of archives are essential in understanding the lives of people, the progress of nations, places and movements, and for the writing of history of all kinds.


 


 

Published
2018-04-16
How to Cite
JONES, David J.. archival, research, historical Tales from the vaults: personal encounters with archives and records. Sarawak Library Journal : Publication of Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 9, apr. 2018. ISSN 2600-9412. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/sljppns/article/view/3697>. Date accessed: 22 june 2018.