Archives Management

Culture and techniques to maintain documents

The course aims to give students a humane perspective, along with helping them to develop technologic and managing competence.

Brazilian legislation provides that municipal, state and federal governments, including its self-managed entities, preserve all documentation related to its management and projects that become laws. These documents must be saved in archives, which enable easy access for the population and researchers. There is no one better than archivists to organize, preserve and even restore this material.

These professionals are able to identify, organize, evaluate, and preserve the most diverse documents, whether they are in paper, photo, film, microfilm, floppy disk, CD-ROM, or still, in an online database. They are responsible for releasing information produced and accumulated in companies, governmental institutions, schools, associations, health institutions and NGOs.

There are opportunities for these experts in both the public and private sectors: coordinating archives in hospitals, higher education institutions, industries, memory centers, cultural and law centers, accountancy, as wells as in engineering and architecture firms. The advance of the Internet and the increasing production of contents and requirement for organization contribute to enlarge the job market.

Archivists must have a solid cultural formation to evaluate the importance of documents, as well as be prepared to work with archives from varied periods of time. They also need to be versatile to work in a team, contributing with professionals from areas such as librarianship, law, administration, history, informatics and others. Furthermore, they need to know about legislations to evaluate the validity of a document.

In UNESP, the major is offered at the School of Philosophy and Sciences, at the Marília Campus. Being the first major of this specialty created in Sao Paulo State, it has won four stars (out of five) in the most recent evaluation of Student Guide, by Editora Abril. With adequate infrastructure, it seeks to prepare professionals who combine a humane basis with technical and managing knowledge, so as to work with different kinds of archives.

Another goal is that undergraduate students doing scientific research develop a more critical and creative perspective in the professional market, for the formation of human resources for teaching and research centers in the area.

In the Marília campus, there is an academic articulation of Archives Management course with a graduate program in Information Science, in areas such as Information and Technology, Management, Mediation and Use of Information and Organization of Information, and with Historical and Collegiate Documentation Center of Marília (Cedhum), located at the School.

Where to study - Cities

Campus Period No. of Seats Duration
Marília Day 30 4 years


Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências - FFC
Address: Av. Hygino Muzzi Filho, 737
District: Mirante
17.525-000 - Marília, SP
Phone: (14) 3402-1300

Translation: Andressa Ribeiro do Amaral