Workshop: Intro to Archival Processing (Arrangement/Description)

Introduction to Archival Processing Workshop

Friday, May 20, 2011
Vermont History Center, Barre, Vermont
Full day workshop, 9:00 – 5:00 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Cost: $70 NEA and VHS Member, $85 Non-Member (includes A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections)
Registration Deadline: Friday, May, 6, 2011
Maximum Enrollment: 25

Instructor: Bruce P. Stark, Retired Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Library

This intermediate-level workshop will focus on day-to-day decisions in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections that have minimal order. It includes discussion of finding aid design, elements of finding aids, guidelines for establishing series and subseries, basic conservation practices, handling problem materials, restrictions, sensitive subject matter, and guidelines for appraisal and weeding. Registrants are encouraged to bring processing questions and all participants will receive a copy of A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections, written by the instructor.

Bruce Stark has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut and has been an archivist for more than thirty years. He has been in charge of processing programs at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the University of Connecticut, and Connecticut State Library and given presentations and conducted numerous workshops on manuscript processing. He retired as Assistant State Archivist on July 1, 2009.

Registration form and Directions

(h/t: New England Archivists)

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