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Archives and Societal Provenance by Michael Piggott

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A prologue to the afterlife

Michael Moss, Professor,     Research Professor in Archival Studies, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow

Ex America semper aliquid novi or, Canberra calling are you receiving me?

We would substitute Australia in this Latin tag, which Sir Hilary Jenkinson used in his review of T.R. Schellenberg’s Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques,1 but we on the other side of the world would, I hope, employ it with respect and not heavy irony. In this combination of new writing and a selection from his oeuvre across his working life and into ‘retirement’, which Michael has put together himself rather than leave it to others to do so when he has shuffled off his mortal coil, ...

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