Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Virtual Learning Session - Archives 101

Archives 101

What is an archive and why is it important to your organization? Technically speaking an archive is a collection of individual or organizational records that are important enough to be preserved in perpetuity. What it really is for your organization is institutional memory.

This session will explore:
-the importance of creating an archive
-how to get management on-board and legal off your back
-use of archival material in research by staff and historians

Presenter: Bruce Compton is the Senior Manager, Research and Records at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Bruce started at Pew as a consultant in 1990 to develop an archive for the foundation. Since 1991, he has served as Pew's archivist and head of the Research Department. Prior to coming to Pew, Bruce was vice president at Gardner Associates, a business history consulting firm. He has also worked for the National Park Service, the National Archives, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He holds degrees in Philosophy and History/Archives Management from LaSalle University and a certificate in Oral History from Vermont College.

Deadline to register is March 16th. You can sign up using this link to the form:

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