Arbeiderbevegelsens regionale arkiver
Fra v.: Edvard Bull d.y., Arne Kokkvoll og Tore Pryser var alle involvert i oppbygging av arbeiderbevegelsens regionale arkiver. Her fra lanseringen av Arbeiderbevegelsens historie i Norge i 1985. Utsnitt av bilde. Foto: Vidar Ruud / Arbeiderbladet / Arbark ABSTRACT The article discusses the emergence and development of regional organisations for the preservation of Norwegian labour movement records (in particular written documents and interviews), and-in a few cases-the foundation of regional
... abour movement repositories. What were the social forces behind these regional organisations, and precisely what were the reasons for the foundation of these organisations? All in all, 12 organisations emerged after 1959, and apart from one, all did so in the 1970s and 1980s. In most cases the organisations came about on the initiative of local shop stewards, union officials and activists when regional de-industrialisation occurred and interest in local and regional history grew. In many cases the Workers Educational Association (AOF) and the Norwegian Labour Movement Archives and Library (Arbark, both situated in Oslo) were driving forces. From the 1980s, the need for professionalism in record keeping, which implied a significant rise in expenses for professional record appraisal, arrangement, indexation and storage, led to contractual collaboration with public record offices. In 2017, most regional organisations have limited their responsibilities to the collection of records and the raising of funds, while record appraisal, arrangement, indexation and storage is completely entrusted to professionals in public record offices.