Unpublished anthropological records contain a vast array of information about historic and contemporary human diversity as well as information on the history of anthropology and related humanistic and scientific disciplines. The rapidity of worldwide socio-cultural change renders such information irreplaceable. This article describes the efforts of the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records-a group of anthropologists, historians, archivists, and librarians-to ensure that this singular body of information is preserved and made accessible to present and future researchers. It ends with suggestions on how the archival community can help anthropology preserve primary cultural knowledge of the world's peoples.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||36|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)