Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

When my mother moved to a retirement home a few years ago I helped her decide what to save among the 17 cartons of family papers stored in the attic. It was the first time that she could clearly understand my professional expertise. She began telling her friends that every family should have an archivist. For me this story shows the importance of being able to explain the roles of archivists and the value of archives in society.

Publication Title

Archival Outlook

Volume

Jan/Feb 2005

First Page

3

Required Publisher's Statement

Published by the Society of American Archivists

Comments

Society of American Archivists “President’s Message” column

Archival Outlook (ISSN 1520-3379) is published six times a year and distributed as a membership benefit by the Society of American Archivists. Contents of the newsletter may be reproduced in whole or in part provided that credit is given.

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