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“I hope there always will be, room for the Amateur, and in large numbers….that our School will always find a place for the part-time student – the Local Official or other enthusiast whose Archives do not need and cannot claim the whole of his time; but who can find enough to undertake their listing or repair or photographing and wishes to acquire, within those limits, something of a professional technique.”

From The English Archivist: A New Profession, being an Inaugural Lecture for a new course in Archive Administration delivered at University College London, 14 October 1947 by Hilary Jenkinson, C.B.E., Deputy Keeper of the Records.

My italics.

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