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Släktforskningens väg till biblioteket: En studie i framväxten av ett mikrofilmarkiv i Växjö Stifts- och landsbibliotek
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The way of genealogy to the library : A study in the emergence of a microfilm archive of Växjö Diocese- and country Library (English)
Abstract [en]

The way of genealogy to the library A study in the emergence of a microfilm archive of Växjö Diocese- and Country Library

My purpose is to describe the underlying factors that influenced the growth of a microfilm archive of genealogy in Växjö Diocese- and Country Library and analysing the role of the country librarian Eric Eilert in this process. I do this by using an actor and structure analysis.The source material is mostly taken from the Municipal Archives in Växjö. To get a better preunderstanding, I describe how the microfilming of genealogical material was made available by the Mormons, but also the actions of the Swedish government. I also describe specifically what was done in the Växjö Library.My study shows that the specific underlying factors, that influenced the growth of a microfilm archive, was Mormon filming of the Swedish archives, the skills of AB Rekolid, the reorganization to a Diocese- and Country Library in Växjö, the demand of local scientists for research material, further the need of protection of the borrowed documents from abrasion damage and the decision to buy a reading unit.The role of Eric Eilert in the building up process of a microfilm archive was crucial. He was acting as an agent in several different structures such as AB Rekolid, the library board, the land archives in Vadstena, the County council in Kronoberg, the National Archives and the Library in Växjö. He was responsive for the requests and anchored each step of the process within the library board and the County council. He was also behind the financial plan where the county council and the municipalities would share the cost of microfilm archive.

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2016. , 49 p.
Keyword [sv]
Släktforskning, mikrofilmsarkiv, Växjö Stifts och- landsbibliotek, Eric Eilert
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49831OAI: diva2:904489
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Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-18 Last updated: 2016-02-29Bibliographically approved

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