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Problem granic zespołu w archiwach osobistych
Tomasz Czarnota, Problem granic zespołu w archiwach osobistych z perspektywy ich twórców - przypadek archiwaliów Jerzego Giedroycia, w: Archeion, T. 117, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 2016, ss. 248-270
Tomasz Czarnota, The issue of Personal Archival Resource Boundaries from the Point of Viewof Resource Creators — the Case of Jerzy Giedroyc’s Archival Materials. Resource boundaries areone of the key issues that need to be considered when analysing any personal archives. The problemtends to be considered as one of particular complexity while interesting at the same time. The sameapplies to the legacy of Jerzy Giedroyc. The unique character of this particular case is determinedby a number of factors. In addition to the unquestionable role that J. Giedroyc played in the historyof modern Poland, these factors also include the extensive period of time over which the legacy wasformed, coupled with his interest in archival science and collecting. This is indicated by the fact thatthe author spent more than half of his life living and working in the same suburban Paris villa, rarelyleaving it. The unchanging nature of the surroundings, as well as his interweaving professional andprivate life contributed, along with other factors, to the creation of the specifi c conditions in which thepersonal archive was created. Most importantly, they also played a key role in the author’s determinationof material boundaries. Intending to recreate Giedroyc’s approach and to determine the specifi cactions he undertook with regard to his archive, I have focused my research on three areas: a) thesemantic layer of his selected statements, expressing his conviction as to the separate character of theresource within the structure of the Literary Institute’s archive, and, partially, describing the contentthereof, b) the physical location of the objects comprising his legacy within the individual rooms ofthe Laffi tte villa, and c) relevant information contained in the documents partially listing the archive’scomponents, drawn up during Giedroyc’s lifetime. The conclusions drawn create a complete pictureof what J. Giedroyc himself considered to be his legacy. In general, one may say that he was veryskillful — which does not mean that he was always consistent — in distinguishing his personal legacymaterials from other resources he was dealing with on an on-going basis, and in forming archivalunits, and even groups thereof. In the course of that process, he was applying, in an intuitive manner,a set of various criteria (including that of origin), coupled with specifi c rules and techniques. Such anapproach has made it possible to grant Giedroyc’s legacy a status differing from that of other archivalmaterials in his direct surroundings.      Źródło:             (dostęp z 7.10.2017) 
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