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Date Permissions Signed

11-26-2014

Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Jimerson, Randall C.

Second Advisor

Kurtz, Tony, 1965-

Third Advisor

Steele, Ruth Catherine

Abstract

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.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

898136025

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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