2013 WESTERN ARCHIVES INSTITUTE
The 27th annual Western Archives Institute
will be held at the
University of California, Riverside
July 7 - July 19, 2013
(Admission to the program is by application only and enrollment is limited.)
Program application, information and important date links located at the bottom of page.
What is Western Archives Institute?
The Western Archives Institute is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of goals, including:
- those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but have little or no previous archives education;
- those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials;
- those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction;
- and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career.
The Institute also features site visits to historical records repositories and a diverse curriculum that includes history and development of the profession, theory and terminology, records management, appraisal, arrangement, description, manuscripts acquisition, archives and the law, photographs, preservation administration, reference and access, outreach programs, and managing archival programs and institutions.
Western Archives Institute Faculty:
Gregory S. Hunter, Ph.D., CA, CRM, has agreed to serve as the 2013 Principal Faculty Member. Dr. Hunter is a Professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University. He also is the Editor of The American Archivist. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from New York University. Prior to joining the Palmer School in 1990, Dr. Hunter was Director of Archival Programs for the United Negro College Fund and Manager of Corporate Records for ITT Corporation. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and two of his books have received awards from SAA. He also served as Principal Archivist and Records Manager on the team that designed and built the Electronic Records Archives for the National Archives and Records Administration. Dr. Hunter was the founding President of the Academy of Certified Archivists and he also is a Certified Records Manager.
Core sessions of the Institute are taught by leading archival educators. Prior Principal Faculty include Tim Ericson, Elizabeth Yakel, Elizabeth Dow, Rand Jimerson, and David B. Gracy II. Additional sessions are taught by adjunct educators selected because of their knowledge based on a particular subject and professional recognition.
Western Archives Institute Fees:
- Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications. (To assist in tuition payment, a WAI Scholarship is available.)
- A non-negotiable fee is also charged for program transportation, facility costs, opening dinner, and closing luncheon. *
- Housing and meal plans are available at additional cost. *
*Information regarding non-negotiable fee and housing/meal costs available mid-February 2013.
2013 Application deadline: March 1, 2013
For additional information, contact:
Western Archives Institute
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Western Archives Institute is co-sponsored by the Society of California Archivists, and the California State Archives.