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Jaime Goes to Washington

February 14, 2014
By the way, it was really cold for a South Texas native!

By the way, it was really cold for a South Texas native!

The Alamo Research Center’s Interim Archivist, Jaime Espensen-Sturges, recently returned from the Modern Archives Institute at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

MAI National Archives 2014
I had a wonderful time at the two week workshop. We had eight hours of class time each day. We learned about archival principles and theory as well as received a lot of practical advice- since the real world is often much messier than theory! The best part was that the instructors for the Institute are all professionals at the top of their field. Several did, in fact, “write the book” on their area of expertise. It was an all-around excellent experience for developing as a professional archivist.

Practicing arrangement- how to find order in messy papers- at the Modern Archives Institute

Practicing arrangement- how to find order in messy papers- at the Modern Archives Institute

I also met a lot of wonderful people from across the country and who work in all kinds of archives. I’m so grateful that I was able to attend this course!

Talented and beautiful attendees of the 2014 winter edition of the Modern Archives Institute

Talented and beautiful attendees of the 2014 winter edition of the Modern Archives Institute

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