Keeping a good archive is important, especially in the long run. The more important the event or records, the more urgent the need for a good archive… and archivist.
Scripta manent, after all.
Some people think that the Second Vatican Council was important. Thus, you would think that the archives of the documents of the Council would be well-tended.
Sandro Magister of Chiesa has a story that suggests that the archives of the Council haven’t been that well tended. In fact, stuff has gone missing.
In any event, a large part of the documents from the Council still haven’t been inventoried, much less made available for research purposes.