Introduction to Archives – HIS 498 – Spring 2020

HIS 498, section1: Introduction to Archives:

This course introduces students to the archives profession and the principles underlying their management. The identification, acquisition, description and processing of archival material; appraisal principles and techniques; conservation of textual and non-textual materials, including preservation and conservation issues; use of archival materials; and how materials are made accessible on the Web. There will be much emphasis on the technologies underlying archival operations and digitization.  There will be extensive hands-on work with archival materials in WCSU’s collections. The goal of the course is to provide students will the basic underlying principles and practices necessary for becoming an archivist.

Offered 2:00-3:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Taught by University Archivist Brian Stevens at the Haas Library

Some projects completed by last year’s class: