National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Professional Development

The NHPRC promotes continuing development of professional skills for archivists, records managers, and historical editors.

Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is funded by the NHPRC and administered by the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE). The Editing Institute is a free five-day workshop for individuals new to historical documentary editing, the craft of preparing historical writings for publication in print or online.

The Editing Institute is held annually during the summer. Early each year, the ADE issues an announcement with instructions to applicants.

Archives Leadership Institute

The Archives Leadership Institute is a week-long event with presentations by dynamic people in the archival field and relevant leaders outside the profession. The goal of the project is to examine the leadership needs of the archives profession and to prepare participants to influence policy and effect change.

The program is directed primarily at mid-level to senior staff and archivists who aspire to leadership roles in their organizations and/or professional associations.

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About Professional Development

In 2002, the Council of State Archivists issued a report on the "Forum on Continuing Archival Education", which helped inform the NHPRC's new Professional Development programs. Read the Report


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