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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This paper outlines a rationale for the materials which ought to be preserved by executives of local agencies, identifies some of the legal issues involved in record keeping for historical issues and resources available at local and state levels and discusses access issues.

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The original version of this paper was presented at the 1990 CSWE-APM, in Reno Nevada. A revised version of this manuscript was published as R.A. Lohmann and E.J. Barbeau. The Executive Director As Keeper of the Past. Administration in Social Work. 16. 2. (Spring, 1992).


Authors' preprint.



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