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HIST522 - Archives and Manuscript Management

Course Details

Course Code: HIST522 Course ID: 3985 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the theory and practice of managing archival documents, such as personal papers, institutional records, photographs, electronic records, and other unpublished materials. Topics include: manuscript and records acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, conservation and preservation, reference, and access. The course provides in-depth study of current issues and practices in archives, addressing fundamental problems, theoretical principles, techniques, and practical administration of archives and manuscripts; the importance of records in the modern information age; discussion of the types and varieties of archival repositories and the value of historical records beyond traditional research use.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Glossary of Archives and Records Terminology, Archive Fundamentals Series II, SAA - available online at http://www2.archivists.org/glossary
ISBN:AMN
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified
Book Title:Archival Arrangement and Description (This resource is recommended, but not required for the course.)
ISBN:9781931666459
Publication Info:Society of American Archivists
Author:Prom, C.
Unit Cost:$49.55
Book Title:Arranging & Describing Archives & Manuscripts (This resource is recommended, but not required for the course.)
ISBN:9781931666138
Publication Info:Society of American Archivists
Author:Roe, K.
Unit Cost:$68.82

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.