The results of a survey of graduates of archival education programs in the United States present a profile of the next generation of archivists by focusing on a variety of demographic, economic, and professional issues. The findings indicate that the new generation of archivists is younger, predominantly female, and slightly better compensated than previous generations. Furthermore, interesting contrasts and comparisons can be made between graduates of history and graduates of library and/or information science-based programs, as well as between men and women in terms of employment sectors, salaries, and the length of the graduate programs. Understanding career trajectories is important in building a stronger archival profession in the United States, as well as in fostering professionalization among the younger generation.
The Future of the Past: A Survey of Graduates of Master's-Level Archival Education Programs in the United States
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Elizabeth Yakel; The Future of the Past: A Survey of Graduates of Master's-Level Archival Education Programs in the United States. The American Archivist 1 September 2000; 63 (2): 301–321. doi: https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc.63.2.p8843508857g69v5
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