Institute for Archival Studies Records
The Institute of Archival Studies was a joint program of the History Department and the School of Librarianship at the University of Denver in cooperation with the State of Colorado. The Director of the program was Dolores C. Renze, State Archivist of Colorado and associate professor, Department of History, University of Denver. The purpose was to provide training for historians and librarians in the principles of archival management and records administration.
- University of Denver. Department of History (Organization)
71 Linear Feet (141 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Beginning in 1949 the History Department and the School of Librarianship at the University of Denver were sending their students to the Colorado State Archives for internships. In 1952 the two departments began offering archives administration courses to their graduate students.
In 1962, the official bulletin of the Summer Session listed an Institute of Archival Studies being offered through the History Department. The Institute was a joint program between the History Department and the School of Librarianship, in cooperation with the State of Colorado. The professor was Dolores C. Renze, who was also the Colorado State Archivist. Dolores Renze continued to direct the program until its last year in 1980.
The Institute provided training in managing and processing archives and manuscript collection. Each year students would process collections of the University or the State of Colorado and learn to organize and describe archival material.
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