Vol. 13 No. 1-2 (2022): MMXXII vol. XIII. nos 1-2
Studies

THE ORGANISATION OF A TWO-YEAR ARCHIVES TRAINING COURSE BETWEEN 1958 AND 1960

Published June 24, 2022
Csaba Keresztes
Hungarian National Archives
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APA

Keresztes, C. (2022). THE ORGANISATION OF A TWO-YEAR ARCHIVES TRAINING COURSE BETWEEN 1958 AND 1960. Gerundium, 13(1-2), 122–133. https://doi.org/10.29116/gerundium/2022/1-2/8

Due to increased archival and records management tasks, there was an urgent need for higher education in archival education in the second half of the 20th century. After the first initiative, after the end of university archival training between 1950 and 1955, a two-year course organized by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs only partially filled the gap, and due to its lack of elaboration and accountability, it can only be considered a partial success. Its value can be seen in the fact that it tried to pass on targeted knowledge to participants who had already worked in an archive, so the training was not considered an “elite” course of history. Correction of the errors in the course was delayed due to the reopening of the jigher education of archivist.