Guidance Regarding Bahá'í Archives
Compiled by Bahá'í International Archives
He thinks that when things are collected for the archives as much information as possible should be given about them. It is easier now, while the old Bahá'ís dating from the early days of the Cause in America are still living, to collect accurate information than it will be later on, and every attempt should be made to amplify local records and accumulate historical data.
From a letter on behalf of Shoghi Effendi dated 25 November 1948 to an individual