2015 Western Archives Institute

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The 29th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, California.
Program dates to be determined

(Admission to the program is by application only and enrollment is limited)

2014 WAI Application Documents - For Informational Purposes Only

What is Western Archives Institute:

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.

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:

  1. Tuition for the Institute is $700 and includes a selection of archival publications.
  2. Residents and commuters also pay a non–negotiable fee for program transportation, facility costs, opening dinner, and closing luncheon.*
  3. 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

2014 WAI Application (pdf ~ 66 KB)
2014 WAI Application (word ~ 81 KB)
Application Cover Letter (pdf ~ 33 KB)
Local Arrangements Information (pdf ~ 84 KB)
Important Dates for 2014 WAI (pdf ~ 65 KB)

For additional information, contact:
Western Archives Institute
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Telephone: (916) 653–7715
Fax: (916) 653–7134

Email: California State Archives

The Western Archives Institute is co–sponsored by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archives.

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