Archival Studies

Archivists maintain the integrity of the historical record. Archivists fulfill this mission through the essential roles and duties beginning with determining which records possess enduring value. The archivist actively preserves and protects the selected records from deterioration, damage, and destruction, and provides access to these historical records for use in research. Finally, the archivist brings history to the people through the development of exhibitions, digital collections, workshops, and educational programing.

Requirements

Students must take LIS 7408 Introduction to Archival Theory, Principles & Practices.

Students must also complete at least one of the following courses:

  • LIS 7504 Preservation Management of Physical Records
  • LIS 7506 Preservation and Digitization of Audiovisual Materials
  • LIS 7604 Principles of Records Management
  • LIS 7702 Seminar in Advanced Archival Appraisal 
  • LIS 7704 Archival Arrangement & Description

 And students must complete at least three of the following courses: 

  • LIS 7410 Digital Libraries
  • LIS 7504 Preservation Management of Physical Records
  • LIS 7505 Introduction to Digital Curation
  • LIS 7506 Preservation and Digitization of Audiovisual Materials
  • LIS 7510 Website Design and Management
  • LIS 7604 Principles of Records Management
  • LIS 7700 History & Theory of Cultural Heritage Institutions
  • LIS 7702 Seminar in Advanced Archival Appraisal
  • LIS 7704 Archival Arrangement & Description
  • LIS 7705 Introduction to Museum Management
  • LIS 7910 Special Topics:  Research Seminar in Archives & Cultural Heritage
  • LIS 7900 Internship in Library & Information Science 
  • LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study
  • LIS 7910 Special Topics in Library & Information Science when the topic is appropriate

For more information contact Dr. Edward Benoit, III.