International Council on Archives

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International Council on Archives

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The International Council on Archives was established in 1940[?] to promote cooperation amongst the national archival communities to develop better archival policies, procedures, and services to meet the challenges of an ever-changing society. Congresses are held every four years when delegates from all over the world meet to discuss topics of current concern.


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26 November 1992. Entered into AtoM 27 April 2016.





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