RE: archives for Doug Stobbs' stuff
Gordon H is exactly right – the contents determine the right archives. They do that by being a match for the mandate of a particular archives. There is an archives near Mission (my home area as well), the Glenbow, and lots of others.
Since Doug was in the East when he died, an archives there should be contacted by his family to do a formal “archival appraisal”. Such an appraisal determines whether the records fit within their mandate and never has a cost associated with it. Such “appraisals” needs to be done while viewing the records. If the records don’t fit their mandate and the records are worthy of archiving, the archivist is ethically bound to identify a more suitable archives (a better match between records content and the archives’ mandate).
and, among other things,
MHSA Library & Archives Coordinator
From: owner- dist-gen@... [mailto:owner- dist-gen@... ] On Behalf Of Gord Hulbert
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: archives for Doug Stobbs' stuff
When I was looking for a great uncle of mine that lived in Blairmore, I
found a little bit about him on our website. I mentioned to Doug what I
found and he told me to go to the Glenbow because an old funeral
director from the Crowsnest had collected obits and the Glenbow had them
on microfilm. Until we know what his archives contain, it's hard to
tell where they belong.
Lois Sparling wrote:
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> Doug Stobbs are wondering about the most appropriate archives to
> receive Doug Stobbs' research material. His parents lived in
> Crowsnest Passand Mission , BC .
> Lois Sparling
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