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Mällersta och Buckarby: Rapport från ordnande och förtecknande av gårdsarkiv
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mällersta and Buckarby : A Report from the Archival Arrangement of Records from two Farms. (English)
Abstract [en]

This PM is a comment to the archival processing and arrangement of records from two Swedish farms: Buckarby gård and Mällersta gård, both situated in Västmanlands län. The work has been performed at the Regional Archives in Uppsala during April and May 2010.

The main challenge was to find a model for archival arrangement suitable for different farm records, since the records from Mällersta and Buckarby differ both according to types of documents and time of origin. The records from Mällersta farm date from about 1770 to 1996 and contains a wide variety of different types of documents while the records from Buckarby farm consists mainly of accounts from the twentieth century.

The model for archival arrangement which was used during the work is developed by Börje Hjorth in a paper published in cooperation with the Swedish Local Heritage Movement, who are one of the actors that has shown the biggest interest in Swedish farm records.

Two archives have been separated from the records from Mällersta farm since they have other offices of origin, namely Mällersta village (Mällersta by) and Fjärdhundra Dairy Association (Fjärdhundra mejeriförening). The separation has its support in the principle of provenance. In some other cases, for example concerning documents linked to an inn the decision was made to keep the documents among the rest of the records from Mällersta, since no clear office of origin could be discerned.

The largest difficulty in the processing of the records from Buckarby farm was the distinction between private papers related to the owner and papers concerning the farm. Sometimes, especially in the case of accounts, no distinction could be made. Therefore, there is only one section with accounts in the inventory.

This is a one year master's thesis in Archival Science. Inventories are accessible as appendixes to the report.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 21 p.
, Uppsatser inom arkivvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6087 ; 51
Keyword [en]
Farm Records, Private Archives, Archival Arrangement, Archive Schedule, Provenance
Keyword [sv]
Gårdsarkiv, enskilda arkiv, arkivförteckning, ordnande, proveniens
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126088Local ID: 51OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126088DiVA: diva2:321858
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2010-06-21 Created: 2010-06-02 Last updated: 2010-06-21Bibliographically approved

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