Archives and Records Quiz

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What type of edifice was the temple of the mother of the gods, the Metroon?

Religious place

Where were the records of secular authorities often safeguarded in the Middle Ages?

Monasteries

What types of records were housed in the temple of Jupiter in Rome?

Financial records

During the Republican days in Rome, what issue did the public records face?

Poor maintenance

Which Roman emperor paid significant attention to restoring faith in public records?

Augustus

When was the principle of accessibility of archives to the general public acknowledged?

During the French Revolution in 1789

Which civilization is NOT mentioned in the text as having archives among its people?

Greeks

Who is considered to have founded the first regular archives around 460 B.C.?

Ephialtes

Which term is used in the United Kingdom and some parts of the British Commonwealth instead of 'archives'?

Record Office

What was established for the first time during the French Revolution in relation to archives?

United administration of Archives encompassing all existing repositories

Where were the papers of powerful secular rulers in the Western Roman Empire typically stored in the 10th and 11th centuries A.D.?

Ecclesiastical or religious archives

Who was the founder of the privy Vatican Archives in the early 17th century?

Pope Paul V

In what century did the growing concern for archives lead to the appearance of numerous handbooks on archival administration?

17th century

Which term was used for the archive during Harsha's period?

Nilopitu

In which part of the world did the modern concept of archives keeping travel from England?

India

What was a notable feature of Harsha's administration?

Maintenance of public records

In which historical period were handbooks on archival administration first observed?

17th century

Study Notes

Ancient Archives

  • The Metroon was a temple of the mother of the gods, where records were kept.
  • In the Middle Ages, records of secular authorities were often safeguarded in temples.
  • The temple of Jupiter in Rome housed records of laws, senatus consulta, and magistrates.

Roman Archives

  • During the Republican days in Rome, public records faced the issue of destruction and loss.
  • Emperor Augustus paid significant attention to restoring faith in public records.

Evolution of Archives

  • The principle of accessibility of archives to the general public was acknowledged in the 18th century.
  • The ancient civilization of Harsha's period is mentioned in the text as having archives among its people.
  • The first regular archives were founded by Pisistratus around 460 B.C.

Archival Terminology

  • In the United Kingdom and some parts of the British Commonwealth, the term "records" is used instead of "archives".

French Revolution and Archives

  • The French Revolution saw the establishment of a national archive for the first time.

Medieval Archives

  • In the 10th and 11th centuries A.D., the papers of powerful secular rulers in the Western Roman Empire were typically stored in monasteries.

Vatican Archives

  • The privy Vatican Archives were founded by Pope Paul V in the early 17th century.

Archival Handbooks

  • The 18th century saw the appearance of numerous handbooks on archival administration due to growing concern for archives.

Harsha's Period

  • The term "dhruvahastaka" was used for the archive during Harsha's period.
  • A notable feature of Harsha's administration was the establishment of a central archive.

Global Archives

  • The modern concept of archives keeping traveled from England to other parts of the world.

Test your knowledge on archives and records, which denote the organized body of materials received and preserved by public, institutional, or private entities. Explore terms like record office and the role of archives in different regions around the world.

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