The 29th annual Western Archives Institute
will be held at
Santa Clara University
Program dates to be determined
(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:
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.
Core sessions of the Institute are taught by leading archival educators. Prior Principal Faculty include Tim Ericson, Elizabeth Yakel, Elizabeth Dow, Rand Jimerson, David B. Gracy II, and Gregory S. Hunter. Additional sessions are taught by adjunct educators selected because of their knowledge based on a particular subject and professional recognition.
*Information regarding non-negotiable fee and housing/meal costs available mid-February 2015.
Application forms available January 1, 2015
Western Archives Institute
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814