What's an ‘Archivist’? Some Nineteenth-Century Perspectives

  title={What's an ‘Archivist’? Some Nineteenth-Century Perspectives},
  author={M. Procter},
  journal={Journal of the Society of Archivists},
  pages={15 - 27}
  • M. Procter
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the Society of Archivists
  • Uncertainties about what archivists are, or do, have existed, along with many still-familiar stereotypes, since the term ‘archivist’ first appeared in the media. While the general public is generally clear about what ‘archives’ themselves (the materials) are, it finds defining ‘the archivist’ more difficult. This is due largely to the variety of roles undertaken by archivists at any one time. Nineteenth-century representations of archivists in The Times and other British publications portray… CONTINUE READING
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