n.a typeset document created or received in the normal course of businessGarrison 1939, 105A manuscript collection is not a file of information. It is the fragmentary expressions of life, and unless these expressions are impinged against the background of other evidences of life, the archival, business, social and printed record, they cannot be altogether enlightening.Lethbridge 1948, 85Additional stacks are needed for the storage of official documents available for transfer from certain Government departments, for the housing of selected South Australian newspapers and official printed records, and for normal expansion.Connor 1949, 327Nevertheless, I want to be wholly on the safe side in regard to fire and until we know more about the subject, I hesitate to have films under the same roof with the manuscript, typewritten and printed records.Deutrich 1952, 132The Manuscript Room contains official manuscript records, correspondence that is partially indexed, and papers and manuscripts of individuals; the Newspaper Room contains approximately 600 Scandinavian-American newspapers, with appropriate card indexes; and the Book Room contains printed records of the synod together with related publications, all of which have been card-indexed.Cappon 1956, 104In the light of the foregoing discussion and from the standpoint of the repository, we may define historical manuscripts as records of historical value, written by hand or typewriter or its equivalent (as distinguished from printed records), in single or multiple form.Cappon 1976, 429Thus “the changing winds of historiography” (to adopt Mr. Ham’s apt phrase) open new vistas for collecting manuscript and printed records, exemplified in recent years by such fields as urban and ethnic history, the history of women, of the Negro, and of science.Cunha, Frazer, and Walton 1977, 322–323Finally, additional research into the permanence of microfilm is suggested. This, too, is a complex problem; but it is important to establish more firmly than is presently the case the validity of using microfilm as the accepted medium for preserving the intellectual contents of those printed records in archives and libraries which cannot be preserved in their original form.Schuursma 1984, 23We should restrict ourselves to records, which contain medium-specific information. So many recordings of speeches by official persons, made entirely in accordance with the policy of their government, are in fact second-rate sources which do not add significantly to the knowledge stored in traditional archives of written and printed records.Neal 1986, 34Some volunteers became “specialists” in various phases or types of processing. In each group there was one person who worked exclusively with copies of the Gazette, the official printed record of activities of local government.Poole 2015, 398Graham’s findings also pointed to Duff et al.’s “Finding and Using Archival Resources”: this sample’s most important sources were textual (manuscripts, printed records, and typescripts).
Archivists have also occasionally employed the term printed record to refer to typescript or manuscript records that had been transcribed, typeset, and published, or even to a body of printed material that provides a history and assessment of historical events. These uses, however, do not appear to be technical terms in archivy, merely other uses of this term.