New Archives Course Added for Spring 2010

November 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

A new course, “Community Archives,” will be offered next term. Those who wish to enroll in this four-credit course must have taken LIS 581 or have the instructor’s consent (Voss).

Here is the official course description:

“Community Archives are a collection of material that documents one or many aspects of a community’s heritage, collected and preserved by that community and its members. These materials tell the story of groups of people who have often been excluded from mainstream archives, which have tended to focus on official documents and the lives of elites. This course will investigate the role community archives play in supporting a sense of heritage and identity amongst members of a community and how they serve to raise awareness of these neglected stories in the wider public. We will be working with local organizations that have agreed to take part, and students will contribute to the work of their archives by assisting in identifying records of long term value, documenting the experience of its members, providing the organization with practical and affordable solutions within a framework of best practice of archives and records management, and working collaboratively with the organizations to secure the long-term viability of their documentary heritage.”

posted by: Shannon Lausch


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