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Subject: Re: [APG] APG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 628
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 11:27:46 EDT
In a message dated 10/10/2008 11:11:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
[APG] Fwd: [archives] appraisal/deaccessioning question
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I thought that the following question posed to the Archives &
Archivists listserv would be an interesting one to we genealogists.
The question is from a student, not me.
Valerie A. Metzler, M. A., C. A.
Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian
114 Ruskin Drive
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
814 940 0493
fax 940 0493
Begin forwarded message:
> This past week in my Archival Appraisal class we were discussing
> reappraisal and deaccessioning and one of the students posed a
> question that neither the professor or any of us could really answer.
> I was the brave soul who offered to pose the question to the listserv
> and see what you all have to say. We were discussing Leonard
> Rapport's article in the Spring 1981 American Archivist "No
> Grandfather Clause: Reappraising Accessioned Records". The question
> came up that if you destroy a primary source that has been cited in a
> publication, is the published information based on this source
> rendered irrelevant since the source no longer exists?
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