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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 22, 2014
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

Six History Associates Staffers Receive Certified Archivist Designation

History Associates is pleased to congratulate six staff archivists who recently passed the Certified Archivists Exam. The new Certified Archivists are Colleen Benoit, Michael Folkerts, Laura Muskavitch, Nate Scheible, Jessica Scott, and Laura Starr. Receiving certification indicates mastery of the knowledge and experience necessary for modern archival practice.

“Our professional archivists have always been committed to the highest standards,” noted Dr. Brian Martin, president of History Associates. “Receiving certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists further demonstrates that commitment and I’m very proud of their achievement.”

To receive certification, the archivists had to meet the minimum standards of having a master’s degree, preferably in archival administration, plus at least one year of qualifying professional archival experience. Then, they had to pass a rigorous certification exam that tests their understanding of a wide range of archival principles and practices, including document selection, arrangement, and description; reference and access services; document preservation and protection; advocacy and promotion of archival collections; archival program management; and finally professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities. History Associates’ newly-certified archivists sat for the exam during the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in August.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.

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