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Happy Birthday to our Archivists! 50 Years of Archival Education in UCD

50 Years of Archival Education in UCD

The School of History marked a significant milestone this year celebrating 50 years since the first archivists were trained in the university. To mark the birthday, graduates were invited to contribute to a video creating a record of UCD archivists. The video below includes images of archivists from the very first training course to the current day. Many of these graduates established the first archive or records management service in Ireland’s local authorities, government departments, cultural institutions, corporate bodies, and religious organizations.

As a whole the video demonstrates the remarkable contribution and impact UCD archivists have made nationally and globally to preserving and providing access to the evidence and memory of the past and present into the future.