Accessioning Manual for Archival and Manuscript Collections

by University of California, Irvine, Department of Special Collections and Archives

Accessioning manual for archival and manuscript collections, covering the following topics:

  • Responsibilities of the Archivist/Department Head
  • Create an accession record
  • Accessioning as processing
  • Re-box and shelve the accession
  • Single-level minimum DACS finding aides for the collection
  • Instructions for new accessions with nonstandard finding aids
  • Instructions for additions to unprocessed collections
  • Instructions for additions to processed collections
  • Fill out archival collection accession checklist
  • Accessioning born-digital materials

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