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Archival Studies Concentration

This concentration focuses on the practice and theory of managing collections of records and papers in a variety of archival settings. The concentration meets the needs of students planning archival careers in government agencies, libraries, historical societies, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, museums, and religious institutions. The concentration courses may also be of interest to students planning careers in special, public, and digital librarianship.

Graduates of the Archival Studies Concentration Learn To:

  • Describe the nature of archives and the role of the archivist.
  • Apply archival principles to collections in different formats and different institutional settings.
  • Identify models and standards appropriate for archival access and preservation.
  • Explain the effects of technology on archives and archival use of the Internet.
  • Recognize the range of archival user groups and identify information seeking patterns.

Please refer to the Drexel University Catalog for course requirements and descriptions.