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Saturday, August 17 • 9:45am - 11:15am
SESSION 706 - Community Archives and the Archivists Who Love Them: Teaming Up to Tell the Whole Story

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People who care for community archives are often passionate about their collections and deeply knowledgeable about the content, but have little or no formal archival training. Archivists must be flexible and creative in working with community archives. In this session, the speakers discuss the nature of community archives, the central role of oral history in documenting them, and how traditional archival practices can be modified to fit their needs.

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Speakers
avatar for Hillel Arnold

Hillel Arnold

Lead Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center
I work on technologies that help improve access to archival materials. I'm really interested in improving the user experience throughout the research process.
avatar for Terry Baxter

Terry Baxter

archivist, Multnomah County Archives
Terry has been an archvist since 1985, working at the Oregon State Archives, Pacificorp, and Multnomah County Archives. He has served in various appointed and elected positions in both SAA and Northwest Archivists and is currently a steering committee member of the Archives Leadership Institute. He has written and presented about a number of archival subjects, often focusing on inclusion and community archives.
avatar for Doug Boyd

Doug Boyd

Director, Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky
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Nicholas Meriwether

Independent Consultant
Nicholas G. Meriwether earned his BA in history from Princeton and his MLIS at the University of South Carolina. He served as Oral Historian at the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina and was the founding Grateful Dead Archivist at UC Santa Cruz. He is the Series Editor for the University of California Press series Studies in the Grateful Dead and serves as an archival consultant and scholar for private and institutional... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am
Grand Salon 13/16

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