(Left to right; back row): Prof. Tom Nesmith; Chris Zaste; Amanda Linden; Natalie Vielfaure; Prof. Greg Bak.
(Left to right; front row): Sarah Story; Elizabeth-Anne Johnson; Jesse Boiteau.
Students in archival studies are preparing to enter the archival profession. The Manitoba master's program in archival studies offers a distinctive, research-based professional education which fully blends the humanities and technical dimensions of archival work. The curriculum balances the historical and cultural with the contemporary and administrative aspects of archival work. Study of key aspects of the history of society, recorded communication, recordskeeping, archives, and archival theory and practice from antiquity to the present is the frame of reference for extensive exploration of contemporary problems in archives. The program places strong emphasis on education in electronic records, archival appraisal, and analytical research abilities through a seminar format and the required thesis. Funded internships have been provided at the renowned Hudson's Bay Company Archives at the Archives of Manitoba. Students have also done internships in other Canadian and American archives. They have found employment in a wide variety of public and private sector archives.