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The Art of Closing Archives: Some Aspects of Centrally Directed Archives Creation in the State Administration of Sweden

Comma (2004), 2004, (1), 163–171.

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The Swedish archive tradition has been outlined here with the aid of current Swedish textbooks: Arkivkunskap (1973) by Nils Nilsson and Arkivvetenskap (1995), ed. Anna Christina Ulfsparre. In the latter book it is in particular the chapters on "Archival Theory" by Claes Gränström and "Archival Theory in International Light" by Helmut Backhaus that are of significance here. Google Scholar

A critical presentation of the Swedish tradition can be found in Mats Burell's article "Det perfekta arkivet: Om proveniensprincipens dubbla tillämpning" (in Arkiv, samhälle och forskning 1999:1, summary in English). My account has benefited greatly from Burell's interesting views. A more positive evaluation of the Swedish tradition, which is moreover accessible to an international audience, can be found in Claes Gränström's article "The Janus Syndrome" in the book The Principle of Provenance: Report from the First Stockholm Conference on Archival Theory and the Principle of Provenance, 2-3 September 1993 (1994). Important viewpoints have also been cited from the essay "Förhållandet mellan arkiv och arkivbildare" by Nils Nilsson, which is in his collection Tre arkivvetenskapliga uppsatser (1986, photocopy). Google Scholar

The Swedish archive tradition has been outlined here with the aid of current Swedish textbooks: Arkivkunskap (1973) by Nils Nilsson and Arkivvetenskap (1995), ed. Anna Christina Ulfsparre. In the latter book it is in particular the chapters on "Archival Theory" by Claes Gränström and "Archival Theory in International Light" by Helmut Backhaus that are of significance here. Google Scholar

A critical presentation of the Swedish tradition can be found in Mats Burell's article "Det perfekta arkivet: Om proveniensprincipens dubbla tillämpning" (in Arkiv, samhälle och forskning 1999:1, summary in English). My account has benefited greatly from Burell's interesting views. A more positive evaluation of the Swedish tradition, which is moreover accessible to an international audience, can be found in Claes Gränström's article "The Janus Syndrome" in the book The Principle of Provenance: Report from the First Stockholm Conference on Archival Theory and the Principle of Provenance, 2-3 September 1993 (1994). Important viewpoints have also been cited from the essay "Förhållandet mellan arkiv och arkivbildare" by Nils Nilsson, which is in his collection Tre arkivvetenskapliga uppsatser (1986, photocopy). Google Scholar

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Danielson, Bengt

Crozier, Alan