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This essay discusses the creation of an M.A. Archives Track for the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2010-2014. After laying out the process of creating the Track, and developing its curriculum, the essay discusses the relationship between the history and archives professions. Drawing on student feedback, the essay concludes with an evaluation of history-based archival education in an era when archival education has been increasingly based in library science programs.


Darwin H. Stapleton was Director of the M.A. Archives Track in the History Department's graduate program from 2010 to 2014 semester.


(c) Darwin H. Stapleton 2023

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