Auburn University

Louisiana State University

Middle Tennessee
State University

Intercollegiate Cooperation
for Archival Education


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If you want an archives education that offers high quality and rich diversity, look no further than the AEC schools. At AEC schools, archives students have classmates and instructors on three campuses in three different states, but AEC classes look and feel very much as if everyone were in a single classroom. Interested? Read on.

The AEC schools, Auburn University, Louisiana State University, and Middle Tennessee State University, share faculty and students through live classes delivered as live synchronous course over Internet 2, Adobe connect, or Skype; they provide their students one of the finest archives education programs in the United States.

Each university teaches its own Introduction to Archives course and provides courses, taught by a specialist in the topic, to the partner schools. From Auburn: Management of Archives, History of Archives and Records Keeping and Developing a Digital Archives; from LSU: a course in the

the application of EAD and EAC and Advanced Issues in Access to Archival Materials; and from MTSU: Records Management and Public Programming for Archives and Museums.

The diversity of courses and the specialized knowledge of the faculty make the AEC offerings challenging and rewarding. The live interaction among students and faculty from partner universities make them especially rich. But they cost no more than regular courses on campus. By combining the AEC courses with their own archives-related courses, all the schools provide a unique archives specialization to students on their home campuses.

For an education in archives management that goes beyond the ordinary, consider the AEC and the AEC schools.

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“ . . . what do I profess as an archivist? Most simply put: that what we archivists do is essential to the well-being of an enlightened and democratic society
. . .The archival record is a bastion of a just society . . . The archival record assures our rights – as individuals and collectively – to our ownership of our history.
As archivists who maintain the integrity of the historical record, we guard our collective past from becoming the mere creation of “official history.”

—John A. Fleckner, Chief Archivist, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution