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Discussion

Take a look at the catalogue for the papers of Rupert Chawner Brooke on Janus, starting with the fonds level description­, then browsing the hierarchy.

  • Is there anything you find surprising?
  • If so, does this relate to principles such as provenance or original order?
  • What influence, if any, has the administrative history (the story of the various donations of papers to King’s College, Cambridge, etc.) had on the hierarchy of the catalogue?
  • Is it important for researchers to know where the documents they use came from?
  • If you were an archivist, would you have catalogued the papers differently?

Don’t worry if you can’t answer these questions just yet. You could always return to these questions after trying the rest of the sections in the Rupert Brooke Case Study.

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