International Archives Day

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International Archives Day
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International Archives Day

On June 9th, International Archives Day is observed, commemorating the establishment of the International Council on Archives (ICA) in 1948. This significant event took place during a meeting of archivists in Paris, held under the auspices of UNESCO.

The formalization of International Archives Day occurred at the ICA's General Assembly in November 2007, with the date swiftly gaining approval and adoption within the archives community. This day serves as an occasion to celebrate and heighten awareness regarding the importance and value of archives and archivists. It also emphasizes the imperative to preserve archives for the long term and ensure access to them.