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Saturday, August 22 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 610 - The 'Great Society' and the Archives: Fifty Years of Archival Activism

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This panel discusses and assesses the last fifty years of American archival work, with a focus on the development of archival activism, broadly defined, and its future implications for archival theory and practice. Occasioned by the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” efforts, this panel examines the lasting effects on archival practice of the resulting legislative actions and developments that aimed to increase equality, diversity, and opportunity in American society.



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Kim Anderson

Digital Archivist, Iowa State University

Fran Blouin

Professor of History, University of Michigan
Francis X. Blouin Jr. is director of the Bentley Historical Library and professor in the history department and School of Information at the University of Michigan. From 1984 to 2004 he led an effort to do a complete inventory of the archives of the Vatican. He has served on the board of the Council on Library and Information Resources. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Michelle Caswell

Assistant Professor of Archival Studies--UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles
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Rand Jimerson

Director, Archives Graduate Study Program, Western Washington University
Randall C. Jimerson is professor of History and director of the graduate studies program in Archives and Records Management at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He is a Fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists. He is a former president of New England Archivists, which presented him the Distinguished Service Award in 1994. He has written extensively on archives and history topics and is author of... Read More →
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Jesse Johnston

Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
Jesse Johnston is a Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access. Before working at NEH, he was an Archives Specialist in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and worked on metadata and digital description for archival audio collections. His research focuses on user practices in archives, performance of Moravian... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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