By whom, when, why, how was the archive created? Where was the archive kept, in the safe or in the bedroom? Who used the archive in the first, second and nth place when, why, how? Who did the appraisal, when, why, how? Et cetera. All these stories constitute the genealogy of the record, more dynamic and more effective than the traditional provenancial and custodial history. (Ketelaar, 2001, p. 140)
Ketelaar, E. (2001). Tacit narratives: the meanings of archives. Archival Science, 1(2), 131–141.