Modern Archives Institute

Number of Members: 
72 per year
Dues: 
$775 tuition
National Archives Building, Room 307
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20408
United States
Phone: 202-357-5259
Fax: 202-357-5950
General Email: 
mary [dot] rephlo [at] nara [dot] gov
Associated Organization Contact(s)
  • Mary Rephlo
    Director, Modern Archives Institute
    National Archives and Records Administration
    Archivist
    mary [dot] rephlo [at] nara [dot] gov

Presented by the National Archives and Records Administration in cooperation with the Library of Congress. There are two Modern Archives Institutes per year - one in winter and another in summer. The purpose of the Modern Archives Institute is to introduce participants to archival theory and practice and the responsibilities of archival work.

The 2-week program provides an introduction to archival principles and techniques for individuals who work with personal papers, as well as those who work with the records of public and private institutions and organizations. It is intended to help archivists acquire basic knowledge about caring for archival materials and making them available.