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A comparative study on the archival theory of Hilary Jenkinson and Theodore R. Schellenberg

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2016, (50), pp.61-95
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Sang-Shin Kim 1

1대전과학기술대학교 중앙도서관

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ABSTRACT

Many scholars exerted efforts to establish archival studies as a specialized academic domain. Two of the most often-quoted leading scholars who worked for the emergence of modern archival studies were English archivist Hilary Jenkinson (1882–1961) and American archivist Theodore R. Schellenberg (1903–1970). As they were published over 50 years ago, their theories were not only applied in various areas, but they also served as important principles in archival practice in the past. Nevertheless, there only exists a few translated books on the prominent archival theories. These studies—which directly focus on their theories or related studies such as comparative studies—lack Korean translations. The objectives of this study are to review Jenkinson and Schellenberg’s biography and their professional achievements, as well as to empirically examine and investigate why there were differences in their theories by reviewing the periods they had lived and worked in. To achieve these objectives, the review of their academic and biographical backgrounds was prioritized. Their archival definitions, assessment, roles and perspectives on education as archivists were then compared one by one.

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