Pathway to Success: College/University Archivist

UMSI Courses

Fulfill all MSI requirements.  Recommended course options include:

U-M Cognates

Take six credits outside of UMSI from U-M's wealth of offerings, such as:

  • Anthropology 497: Museum Research Techniques
  • Education 628: Issues in Education Policy
  • Film 600: Intro. to Screen Culture: Research and Materials
  • History 606: Technology, Knowledge, and Culture
  • Public Policy 671: Policy & Mgmt. in the Nonprofit Sector

Field Experience & Internships

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND
  • Electronic Resources Access Unit, University of Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jackson State University Special Collections and University Archives, Jackson, MS
  • Michigan State University, Archives and Historical Collections, Lansing, MI
  • Newcomb College Center for Research on Women Archives, New Orleans, LA
  • Stanford University Libraries - LOCKSS Program, Palo Alto, CA
  • University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archeology, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Preservation Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Special Collections Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Southern California, University Archives and Manuscripts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives, New Haven, CT

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Archivist, Wheaton College, Marion E. Wade Center
  • Archivist, Yale University
  • Archivist, Marquette University 
  • Archivist, Columbia University
  • Archivist/Processing Coordinator, Pennsylvania State University
  • Assistant Archivist, University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
  • Manuscripts Processor, Smith College
  • Processing Archivist, University of New York at Buffalo
  • Project Archivist, Princeton University 
  • Project Archivist, Bates College
  • Project Archivist, Harvard University
  • Records Management Archivist, Catholic University of America
  • University Archivist, Emory University
  • University Archivist/Curator of Manuscripts, University of Central Florida

The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.