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Abstract:
Essays and handouts from a workshop on preservation of source material. Includes forms for archivists, historians, local and national assemblies, archiving methods, oral history guidelines, organizational schemes, and compilations from the Writings.
Notes:
This collection of documents was first posted online at nvdi.com/archives and has also been preserved at scribd.com.

European Bahá'í Archives Workshop

Frankfurt, Germany: 2001-06-01

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Lecture Notes
Session I The Nature and Purpose of Archives
Session II Basic Functions of the Archivist
Session III Fundamentals of Working with Bahá'í Archives
Session IV Archives in the Local Community

Handouts
Intro - 1 Quotations on the Importance of Bahá'í Archives
Intro - 2 Important Contacts
Intro - 3 Helpful Websites for Archivists
I - 1 Categories of Archival Materials
I - 2 Questionnaire for Institutional Self-Evaluation
II - 1 Storage and Preservation of Archives
II - 2 Mandate for National Bahá'í Archives Committee
II - 3 Separation Record
II - 4 Records Retention and Disposition Schedule
II - 5 Receipt for Transfer of Organizational Records
II - 6 Accession Sheet
II - 7 Deed of Gift
II - 8 Archives Processing Card
II - 9 Archives Budget
II - 10 Sample Job Descriptions
II - 11 Archives as a Career
II - 12 Archives Schools in Europe
II - 13 Access Policy
II - 14 Records Request Slip
II - 15 Copyright Statement
II - 16 Statement of Conduct and Ethics
II - 17 Canadian Bahá'í Archives Policy Statement
III - 1 Guidelines for the Protection of Archival Materials
III - 2 Sources of Archival Supplies
III - 3 Sample Inventory for a Manuscript Collection
IV - 1 Biographical Questionnaire
IV - 2 Guidelines for Bahá'í Book Collectors and Researchers about Personal Papers and Items
IV - 3 Information Packet for Auxiliary Board Members
IV - 4 Application for Research
IV - 5 National Bahá'í Archives Reading Room Rules
IV - 6 Information for Researchers Inquiring about the National Bahá'í Archives
IV - 7 Local Bahá'í Archives Questionnaire
IV - 8 Archival Standards for Spiritual Assembly Archives
IV - 9 Spiritual Assembly Records in Local Bahá'í Archives
IV - 10 Personal Papers in Local Bahá'í Archives
IV - 11 Sample Bahá'í Forms and Registers:
    Marriage register
    Birth register
    Death register
    Enrollment form
IV - 12 Donating Papers to the National Bahá'í Archives
IV - 13 Oral History Guidelines
IV - 14 Archival Standards for Bahá'í Schools and Institutes
IV - 15 Questions to Consider When Researching and Writing History of Local Communities

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