This essay examines the development of archival education in the United States during the past forty years, in context of the increasingly globalized archival profession of the early twenty-first century. In doing so, it presents a case study of one of the first West Coast archival education programs and its development from a regional program to an international one.

Author Biography

Randall C. Jimerson is professor of History and director of the graduate program in Archives and Records Management at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA. He is a Fellow and past president (2004-2005) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). He is author of Archives Power: Memory, Accountability, and Social Justice (SAA, 2009), editor of American Archival Studies: Readings in Theory and Practice (SAA, 2000), and author of The Private Civil War: Popular Thought During the Sectional Conflict (LSU Press, 1988).