A two-day Society of American Archivists workshop hosted by Immigration
History Research Center of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.
Who should attend? Librarians, records managers, museum staff, and admin-
istrators who have responsibility for archival records but little or no archives
Although they have much in common with librarians, records managers, and
museum staff, archivists must use different practices to protect the integrity of
A strong archives program puts into practice long-standing archival principles.
What are those principles and how do you implement them? This workshop
provides an overview of the core archival functions of appraisal, accessioning,
arrangement and description, preservation, reference, and access.
This workshop will help you understand:
-The knowledge, ethics and resources needed for professional development
as an archivist
-Archives and historical records terminology
-Principles of archival organization and functions: provenance,
respect de fonds, and original order
-Policies, professional standards, and best practices -- and
gain the ability to evaluate and improve your program
-How to make choices for balancing access and preser-
vation issues for historical materials
-The role of the archives in fulfilling the mission of an institution
Register directly with Society of American Archivists through the SAA Continuing
The Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the Immigration History
Research Center, with support from the Friends of the IHRC, will provide a
limited number of scholarships. See below for scholarship information.