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:
those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but 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
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.
Western Archives Institute Faculty:
Core sessions of the Institute are taught by a 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.
Western Archives Institute Fees:
Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications.
Residents and commuters also pay a non–negotiable fee for program transportation, facility costs, opening dinner, and closing luncheon.*
Housing and meal plans are available at additional cost.*
* Non–negotiable fee and housing/meal costs available February 2015.
2015 Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
2015 WAI Application - Available January 1, 2015
WAI Application Cover Letter - Available January 1, 2015
Local Arrangements Information - Available January 1, 2015
Important Dates for 2015 WAI - Available January 1, 2015
2014 Application Forms - For Informational Purposes Only