For what archives are necessary

For what archives are necessary

What are archives? Each of us heard about existence of archives, however not all can precisely answer a question for what they are necessary.

Let's begin with the fact that the archive as public institution represents the institution or structural unit of the organization which is carrying out storage, completing, account and use of archival documents.

So, the main functions of archive - to store documents. What? All! But at different types of documents different periods of storage. Those which are of value for history, for example, remain stored eternally.

For what do people need archives? First, each person can have questions concerning documents for registration of any given privileges. So, at retirement, often it is necessary to confirm length of service. And here the archive will come to the rescue - to learn the main thing in what archive documents of any given organization are stored.

Secondly, archives keep the historian - documentary heritage for future generations. Documents pre-revolutionary, Soviet and even the present are stored in archival institutions. Besides, there are funds of personal origin in which documents of eminent figures of regions and the country are stored.

Thirdly, archival documents - invariable pomoshchnikt in drawing up genealogy. It is possible to find data for drawing up a family tree in them practically for any period.

In the fourth, the archive not only will help to find with documents of data, but also to keep them! Archives accept documents of personal origin on storage. Of course, there is a certain selection - examination of value which there pass all transferred documents. Documents of the period of the Great Patriotic War - photos, letters, prize documents, memoirs of participants of events can be important, for example. What pluses in this case for those who hand over documents (in archival terminology of such people call asset holders)? And it is plus really much. To these documents it is guaranteed safety on very for many years - archivists will watch their state: in time to restore, save from fungi, dust and destructions.

And, of course, to fondodezhdatel and their relatives the transferred documents will be always available. Besides, in the conditions of modern time, the archive accepts also electronic copies of documents if the original does not want to check yet.

Let's sum up a brief summary results. So, archives help:

1. to keep the history of the country, region, establishment and even family;

2. to transfer historical and documentary heritage for future generations;

3. to study history and to write scientific works;

4. sokhrant for citizens documents of sotsailno-provovy character which can confirm certain privileges (an experience, emergence of some social legal relations and others).

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team


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