LIS 442 Establishing Archives and Manuscript Programs

Developing a knowledge base that encompasses a variety of competencies around sustaining an archives is vital for archivists who often work in small one or two person repositories or may face the challenges of establishing new repositories. This course will analyze the requirements of such small or emerging programs and focus on the ways to develop strategic plans, locate and pursue sources of funding, market and design outreach, understand the physical and intellectual resources of an archival facility,; and sustain program growth. The class will also examine these issues within the context of different types of archives (i.e. government, academic, historical societies). This is a required course for the Archives Management concentration.




LIS 438, LIS 440