Kancelaria współczesna

Irena Radtke, Kancelaria współczesna, w: Archeion, t. 100, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 1999, ss. 28-50

"Irena R a d t k e, Modern chancellery. A chancellery of the inter-war period (1918–1939)
and the one of the present times have been most thoroughly studied. The main subject of the
dissertations was the growth of archival holdings and legislation related to this process. At
present, both a chancellery and current archives participate in the process of making records.
According to the “Archival Dictionary”, a chancellery stands for all organizational sections
of an entity that participate in the production of records. Materials produced by a chancellery,
in compliance with the notion of a modern fond d’archives, should include all types of
documents created or gathered in course of the execution of responsibilities by the author of
a fond. Apart from records, archival fonds include maps, plans, technical documentation,
photographs, films, audio recordings, etc. The author starts with explaining historical background
of the modern chancellery system, i.e. principles according to which records of the state
administration were filed until the times preceding the World War II. The most significant
feature of the new system, the so called non-registry one, was the elimination of typical
registrars, and substituting them with referents and a record repository as an integral part of
a chancellery. Then, the author reviews regulations on filing records after 1945. The next part
of the article presents the process of the growth of records in organizational units: employers
and their current records archives. The six point conclusions stipulate the need to investigate
where, and as a result of what deficiencies, some fonds of records were lost. The author has
also some reservations as to the state of subject indexes of records for local organs of state
administration in 1990, in which a very small number of records were defined as “A”
category records, i.e. those approved for perpetual preservation. There is a general trend to
preserve in fonds records useful for historical studies mostly, underestimating the importance
of records created by the organs of state authorities. Some incorrectness in the functioning of
modern chancelleries results from inaccurate wording of instructions, some deficiencies are
caused by officials’ negligence."
Źródło: Archeion, t. 100 

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