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Archival Document Packets: A Teaching Module in Advocacy Training Using the Papers of Governor Dick Thornburgh

Cox, Richard J. and Alcala, Janet Ceja and Bowler, Leanne (2012) Archival Document Packets: A Teaching Module in Advocacy Training Using the Papers of Governor Dick Thornburgh. American Archivist, 75.

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Abstract

Archivists have been involved for a long time in working with educators at all levels to use archival sources. Having graduate archival studies students work on documentary teaching packets is also a way for students preparing for archival careers to learn how to become advo- cates for archives. At the University of Pittsburgh—in a course called Archival Access, Ethics, and Advocacy—students drew on the extensive Governor Dick Thornburgh Papers to con- struct document teaching packets. This article provides background in the use of such pack- ets in archival advocacy and public education, discusses the successes and challenges of such an assignment, and offers insights for graduate archival education. Whether or not the final products were useful is not important, as the students learned about how to be advocates and the nature of large archival collections.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, Richard J.rjcox@pitt.eduRJCOX
Alcala, Janet Ceja
Bowler, Leannelbowler@pitt.eduLBOWLER
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: American Archivist
Volume: 75
Publisher: Society of American Archivists
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archival, advocacy, teaching, packets, Dick, Thornburgh, archival, education
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 22:10
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:03
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18724

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