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Friday, August 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
SESSION 408 - No More Silence in the Library: Documenting Fandom and Fan Culture in Archives and Special Collections

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Unique challenges and opportunities in acquisitions, processing, reference, and outreach may be encountered when working with collections of fan culture. This session addresses both the benefits and challenges of documenting popular culture fandom in the archives. Archivists actively engaged in documenting fan culture in science fiction, fantasy, music, comics, and other arenas describe how to build, develop, and promote archival collections created by or associated with fan communities.

Speakers
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Lauren Algee

Senior Innovation Specialist, LC Labs, Library of Congress
Lauren is current and incoming Chair of the SAA Public Libraries Archives and Special Collections Section. | At the Library of Congress she is a Community Manager for Citizen Historian, a crowdsourced tagging and transcription program using an in development open source tool... Read More →
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Peter Balestrieri

Curator, Science Fiction and Popular Culture Collections, University of Iowa Special Collections
Please talk with me about: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, TV, Radio, Theatre Arts, Cinema, Fandom Studies, fanzines, fan art, fan fiction, cosplay, social media, ephemera, Romantic poetry and fiction, Frankenstein, digitization, de-acidification, and popular culture in general... Read More →
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Jeremy Brett

Processing Archivist and Curator, Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection, Texas A&M University Libraries
Jeremy Brett is the Processing Archivist as well as the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Texas A&M University. He received his M.L.S. and his M.A. in History from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a B.A. in History from George Washington University... Read More →
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Heather Fox

Archivist for Manuscript Collections/Director, Oral History Center, University of Louisville
Heather Fox serves as Archivist for Manuscript Collections and Co-director of the Oral History Center in the Archives and Special Collection Library at the University of Louisville. She is one of three faculty members spearheading the Louisville Underground Music Archive Project... Read More →
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Jennifer Hecker

Digital Archives Access Strategist, University of Texas at Austin
I am a manuscript archivist specializing in processing large collections of literary and personal papers including the Norman Mailer Papers, the David Mamet Papers and the Morris L. Ernst Papers, all at the Harry Ransom Center, and the Richard W. Pound Olympic Collection at the U... Read More →
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Erin Lawrimore

University Archivist, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Archivist, but probably best known for my corgis Franny and Jasper. I'm most interested in outreach/public awareness, oral history, and instruction.
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Mary Richardson

Adult Services Librarian, Cragin Memorial Library
Until recently, I worked as a Project Archivist at Yale Divinity Library. Currently, I'm the Adult Services Librarian at Cragin Memorial Library where I do a little bit of everything including local history. My research interests include feminism in pop culture, punk rock, and being... Read More →
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Heather Stecklein

Heather J. Stecklein is the Director of the UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Her most recent campus initiatives have focused heavily on preservation of born digital collections and expanding the university's primary source instruction program... Read More →



Friday August 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 23 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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