The 27th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at the University of California, Riverside from July 7 – 19, 2013. The Western Archives Institute is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who 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.
Gregory S. Hunter, Ph.D., CA, CRM, has graciously agreed to serve as Principle Faculty Member for the 2013 Institute. He is a Professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, and is 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 the Society of American Archivists. 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.
Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications. Other non-negotiable fees including program transportation, facility fees, opening dinner, and luncheon at the closing program will be available in early February. Housing and meal plans are available at additional cost.
The application deadline for the 2013 Western Archives Institute is March 1, 2013. For additional program information, see http://www.calarchivists.org/WAI, or contact:
For additional information, contact: ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov
The Western Archives Institute is co-sponsored by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archives.
The application package is available on the California State Archives web site at http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/wai/, and on the Society of California Archivists web site at http://www.calarchivists.org/WAI.