The 20th century saw the rise and development of the archival profession. This paper examines what it means to be a profession and how the characteristics of a profession began to manifest themselves in the archival community using the Utah State Archives as a case study. The Utah State Archives reflects many of the national trends towards professionalization as it was initially part of the Utah State Historical Society and eventually became its own entity.
Cory L. Nimer is the Manuscripts Cataloger/Metadata Specialist in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. J. Gordon Daines III is the University Archivist and Assistant Department Chair, Manuscripts in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University.
Nimer, Cory L. and Daines, J. Gordon III
"The Development and Professionalization of the Utah State Archives, 1897-1968,"
Journal of Western Archives:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol3/iss1/5