Call To Action – The Joint UM/UW Joint Master’s Program in Archival Studies is at great risk

ATTENTION: Archivists, Archival Educators, and Allies of the University of Manitoba Archival Studies Program

This November 8th, the future of the University of Manitoba Joint Archival Studies and History Program will be determined. This is occurring with no opportunity for response to the proposal to be discussed on the 8th from current archival students or graduates of the program, and none from the wider archival community that benefits from the program and its well-educated graduates. There is a lot at stake. We require your immediate attention and support. Please take a minute to read our call to action.

The full version can be found here: CALL TO ACTION – UM ARCHIVAL STUDIES PROGRAM

HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT – LET’S TAKE ACTION!

A letter writing campaign has been launched to pressure the UM to reject the proposal.
We need YOU to let the Department of History know why the program in its current state is worth saving. We are asking everyone who has directly or indirectly benefited from the work of the program to take a few minutes to write an email in support of saving the existing program.

DEADLINE FOR LETTERS IS NOVEMBER 3rd.
Please send letters to:
UM History Department Head (Tina Chen): Tina.Chen@umanitoba.ca
UW History Department Head (Dr. James Hanley): j.hanley@uwinnipeg.ca

Please be sure to CC:
The Association for Manitoba Archives: ama1@mymts.net
(We will print and deliver all letters to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean, Dean of Arts, VP Academic, and President).

Thank you for your support! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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