What You Should Know About Document Archival
Arguably, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration may hold one of the largest collections of archived documents, including everything from historical documents to art work, veterans’ records to genealogy records, and much more. Often times, when we think about archival documents, we think about the type of sweeping historical preservation for which the United States National Archives is known.
But the truth is, that nearly every organization – from major corporations to small businesses -- has some type of archival documents that must be preserved: (1) Incorporation papers, (2) Tax records, (3) Accounting files, (4) Customer information, (5) Personnel files, to name a few. In this respect, then, most of us have our own version of document archival, which is nothing more than the storage and preservation of information.