Anne Gilliland, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator. Professor, UCLA; Director, Center for Information as Evidence

Elizabeth Yakel, Ph.D. - Co-Principal Investigator. Professor, University of Michigan

Kelvin White, Ph.D. - Co-Principal Investigator, Professor, University of Oklahoma

Ellen-Rae Cachola, Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA - AERI Project Manager

Participating Institutions and Faculty:

University of California, Los Angeles - Anne Gilliland

University of Michigan - Elizabeth Yakel

University of Maryland - Bruce Ambacher

University of Texas, Austin - Patricia L. GallowayCiaran B. Trace

Simmons College - Jeannette Bastian

University of Pittsburgh - Richard J. Cox

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Helen R. Tibbo

University of Oklahoma - Kelvin White


Building the Future of Archival Education and Research represents an unprecedented and exciting collaboration among the leading archival education programs in the U.S. to train and support future archival faculty. This project is funded by two four-year grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.


Our goal is to stimulate the growth of a new generation of academics in archival education who are versed in contemporary issues and knowledgeable of the work being conducted by colleagues. The initiative seeks to nurture and promote the state-of-the-art in scholarship in Archival Science, broadly conceived, as well as to encourage curricular and pedagogical innovation in archival education across the United States and worldwide.