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WHRAB Assessment/Mentoring Project

Archivists and staff processing records.

Providing assistance in the care of Wisconsin's historical records

WHRAB's Assessment/ Mentoring Project has been designed to provide on-site assistance to certain Wisconsin repositories of historical records by pairing them with mentor professional archivists.

This PDF contains the following sections (PDF, 1MB):

  • Work Plan and Timeline
    General information, including specific deadline dates as they are set.
  • Expanded Phase - August 2001 to June 2002
    Application materials; profiles of the project participants; assessments, plans, and progress reports for each of the twelve project sites; and an orientation meeting schedule.
  • Pilot Phase - August 2000 to January 2001
    Pictures and profiles of the project participants; assessments, plans, and progress reports for each of the six project sites; and an orientation meeting schedule.
  • Project Evaluations and Reports
    Interim Project Report, Jan-June 2000, Pilot Phase Orientation Meeting Evaluation Report, September 2000, Pilot Phase Evaluation Meeting Report, January 31, 2001.

The Assessment/Mentoring Project originated as part of the WHRAB Strategic Plan, 1996-2001. The purpose of the project is to improve Wisconsin repositories' work with the state's historical records and to strengthen partnerships with statewide associations of records creators, keepers, and users. This project responds to Wisconsin repositories' preference for on-site, face-to-face assistance in their work with historical records, as noted in the strategic plan. WHRAB has teamed up with the Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians, the Wisconsin Council for Local History, and the Wisconsin Federation of Museums to administer this project, and representatives from each of the organizations are part of the project's advisory committee .

The Assessment/Mentoring Project is funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

For more information, please contact:

Sherry Severson, Project Archivist
Assessment/Mentoring Project, Rm. 438
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706


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