USP’s archive day celebration

Students viewing some of the information and photos on the establishment of USP in 1968. Picture: SUPPLIED/USP

The records management office at the University of the South Pacific celebrated International Archives Day during the university’s 50th anniversary at the institution.

The university had a display at the Laucala campus library foyer.
Items such as the Royal Charter, photographs, documents, and video of the first graduation ceremony as well as the handover of the Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II were on display during the celebration.
Records manager Jason Flello said archival records were documents preserved by their creators, successors or an appropriate archive institution
because of their legal value or enduring historical significance.
“They constitute a major cultural heritage and information resource,” said Mr Flello.
He said the archival heritage was a valuable testimony about the economic, political and social development of humanity and the diversity of
archival sources and formats was considerable.
Mr Flello acknowledged the USP Library and the National Archives of Fiji for their support in not only marking the important week but creating
awareness on the importance of archival records.

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