Guidance Regarding Bahá'í Archives
Compiled by Bahá'í International Archives
It is very important that the old Bahá'ís should accurately record their experiences with the Master, and events in the Cause's progress, for these things form data for future histories of the Cause. They have not, however, the authority of the revealed Word or the Tablets, etc.
From a letter on behalf of Shoghi Effendi dated 23 October 1949 to an individual