The act of determining historical or monetary value in a document or artifact.
Archives refers to three related concepts: the primary source collections held in an archives building, the institution that collects primary sources, or the building itself.
Arrangement and Description:
The process of placing documents or artifacts in a logical order and writing descriptive guides to aid in the location of specific items.
An object which provides evidence about a specific period or event.
Attributes are the specific qualities of a document or artifact.
A group of documents and/or artifacts which share something in common such as origin or subject.
Documents contain information about event(s). They can be textual or graphic. Manuscripts are documents which are created as a result of individual activity. Records are documents which are created as a result of institutional activity.
A document or artifact which provides evidence about a historical event. Primary sources reflect firsthand knowledge about a particular event.
Information which is derived from other sources. These sources can be either primay or secondary.