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Friday, August 21 • 10:00am - 11:15am
SESSION 309 - The Community IS the Archives: Challenging the Role of the Repository in Community Archives

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Archivists, librarians, and community historians know that local residents often distrust repositories. This creates hidden collections—and hidden histories—in the community, especially from groups that are more socially remote from institutions with archives.  As professionals, we have a responsibility to challenge the notion of the "repository as archives" and serve the community better by decentralizing appraisal and custody, coordinating resource deployment, and collaborating in providing description and access. 

Church: Identifying and Preserving Unknown African American Archival Collections
Marshall: Making the Community Archive Relevant
Olliff: Repositories Without Walls? The Collaborative Archives and Community Historical Sources

 

Speakers
avatar for Lila Teresa Church

Lila Teresa Church

Independent Scholar and Proprietor of LTC Consulting
Lila Teresa Church is an independent archival consultant and the sole proprietor of LTC Consulting, based in Durham, North Carolina. Her research interests include the documentation of local African American community history through primary source materials. She plans, designs, and... Read More →
avatar for Dean DeBolt

Dean DeBolt

University Archivist, University of West Florida
Oversee a regional history collection (850+ collections of manuscripts and archival material); 30,000 rare books; 6,000 maps; 125,000 newspapers; 150,000 photographs; digitization services. Personal interest--American Chautauqua Movement, historian of Florida Chautauqua (1885-1... Read More →
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Jennifer Marshall

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
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Martin T. Olliff

Director, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan
Marty Olliff (PhD 1998, Auburn) is the director of the Wiregrass Archives and professor of history at Troy University. He is the past president of the Society of Alabama Archivists, sits on the editorial board of Provenance, and is chair of the SAA Graduate Archives Education Sub... Read More →


Friday August 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 24 Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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