Public History Students Gain Hands-on Experience in the Archives

(by Katie Salzmann)

This fall semester, twelve graduate students from Texas State University’s Public History program have been processing several archival collections at the Wittliff as part of the “Archival Management” course.  Lead Archivist Katie Salzmann teaches the seminar class that is designed to introduce students to the principles and theories of archives.

In addition to working hands-on with materials in the Wittliff, the students explore the functions of appraisal, acquisition, fundraising, records management, and outreach throughout the semester.

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