The Western Archives Institute (WAI) 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.
Dr. 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 a 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.
* Non–negotiable fee and housing/meal costs available February 2013.
For additional information, contact:
Western Archives Institute
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 653–7715
Fax: (916) 653–7134