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:
- Evolution of Hearthstone Castle by Catherine Pollack
- Nō Masks; From the Truman Warner Anthropological Collection by Maxime Delaugere
- Berkshire Theater Arts Production Posters, 1971-2004 by Harry Smolin
- Civil War Personal Narratives by Ashley Doerwald