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Master of Arts (MA)
Jimerson, Randall C.
Kurtz, Tony, 1965-
Steele, Ruth Catherine
Archivists in collecting repositories deal with donors on a regular basis. Establishing relationships with potential collection donors is a fundamental part of an archivist’s job. Often, archivists are faced with situations in which they are dealing with grieving and dying donors. Unfortunately, donor relations is an often ignored aspect in archival education. This thesis will explore archivists’ relationships with grieving and dying donors and how these difficult situations are navigated on a personal and professional level. It will also provide suggestions for incorporating donor relations into graduate education.
Western Washington University
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Garbett-Styger, Megan, "Death, dying and archives: learning to work with grieving and dying donors" (2014). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 395.