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Thursday, August 15 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
SESSION 207 - Getting Started with Political Advocacy: The Five “W”s and Activist Archivists

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This panel focuses on archivists assuming the role of activist, using the framework of the Five “W”s, an information-gathering approach that seeks to flesh out the essential details in a clear and concise manner. In the case of archival advocacy, the panelists’ spin on the Five “W”s aims to make the case for political engagement becoming a core function of archival work and a natural extension of what we do on an institutional level.


Frank Boles

Director, Central Michigan University
For the past three years Frank Boles has co-chaired SAA's Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy. His role has given him significant insight into how SAA drafts, reviews, and adopts public policy positions. | Boles has been the director of Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library since 1991. Previously, he worked at the University of Michigan, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an... Read More →
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Courtney Chartier

Assistant Head, Atlanta University Center
Courtney Chartier has a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information; a Masters of Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture; and a Bachelors of American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Chartier is currently the Assistant Head of the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She was... Read More →

Rachel Chatalbash

Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
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Sarah Quigley

Manuscript Archivist, The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Then Outreach Manager of the Society of Georgia Archivists | | Sarah Quigley is a Manuscript Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She is currently the President of the Society of Georgia Archivists, past chair of SAA's Issues and Advocacy Roundtable, and a new member of the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy (CAPP). She has an MS in Information Studies and a BA in History, both... Read More →

Fred Stielow

Dean of Online Libraries, American Military University

Thursday August 15, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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