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Religionshistoriska institutionens arkiv: Det bestående resultatet av bevarandeprocessen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The archive of the department of History of religion : The remaining result of the process of preservation (English)
Abstract [en]

The history of religions in the faculty of arts is descendent from the faculty of theology. The department of history of religion inUppsalagot its first chair in 1948, and the department ceased to exist at 1994 when it devolved to the Faculty of Theology. The archive was incorporated within the archive of the faculty of theology, and contained protocols, directories, essays, and agent arranged remains. About half of the archive consisted of documents which required in-depth assessment. This was where the obvious problems emerged when organizing the records –raising questions about fruitful approach and implications of archival appraisal.

The discussion led to insights about the power of archivist in the process, and the crucial meaning of underlying thoughts that govern what information will be available in the archive. The analysis is focusing on what to preserve rather then what to discard, leading to conclusions that advocate awareness of the implications of the process. Documentation of underlying thoughts and consciously made choices facilitates a fruitful process of appraisal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Uppsatser inom arkivvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6087 ; 109
Keyword [en]
Discarding of manuscripts, appraisal, accountability, archive of department, subjectivity
Keyword [sv]
Arkivgallring, värdering, ansvar, institutionsarkiv, subjektivitet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175410Local ID: 109OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175410DiVA: diva2:531296
Subject / course
Archival Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-14 Created: 2012-06-06 Last updated: 2012-12-04Bibliographically approved

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