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.
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, Gregory S. Hunter, and Dennis Meissner. Additional sessions are taught by adjunct educators selected because of their knowledge based on a particular subject and professional recognition.
Western Archives Institute Fees:
* Non–negotiable fee and housing/meal costs available February 2019.
2019 Application Forms
Application for the 2019 WAI - Available January 1, 2019
Application Cover Letter 2019 - Available January 1, 2019
Local Arrangements Information 2019 - Available January 1, 2019
Important Dates for the 2019 WAI - Available January 1, 2019
2018 Application Forms - For Information Only
Western Archives Institute
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 653–7715
Fax: (916) 653–7134