Basics of Archives

When: June 12 – July 30, 2023 (7 weeks)

Where: Online & Asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $295

Credit: 2.4 CEUs/24 LEUs

Program #: 306824

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This course will provide students with practical knowledge and tools for starting an archives or caring for and managing historical records for the first time.  It is intended as an “Archives 101” course for those who are beginning new responsibilities for archives or who have taken on responsibilities for special or local history collections with little or no archival experience or training. The course will emphasize daily operations and policies; arranging, storing, and making historical records accessible; copyright and privacy basics, and challenges and opportunities in establishing a strong archival program or significantly improving existing circumstances while providing excellent service to users.


  • Archival Collections Management
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Appraisal
  • Accessioning
  • Arrangement and Description
  • Preservation and Storage
  • Security
  • Outreach and digital media

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Menzi Behrnd-Klodt is an experienced archivist and attorney.  Her archival experience includes work with major historical societies and museums, and corporate and organizational archives.  She has developed new archives, advised those who have archival responsibilities thrust upon them, and taught legions of staff and volunteers the basics of “how to do” archival work.  Menzi has Masters’ degrees in history and library and information science, a JD in law, and is a Certified Archivist.