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Saturday, August 17 • 9:45am - 11:15am
SESSION 710 - The Personal Is Political: Documenting Social Movements in the Papers of Elected Officials

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Elected officials often support issues related to social movements, such as feminism, civil rights, and LGBT issues, and these movements are often documented in the papers of elected officials. In addition, elected individuals frequently devote themselves to a movement that is personally relevant to their own lives. Are these collections "personal papers" or "political papers" — or are the lines blurred? Presenters examine the value and importance of elected officials papers in developing rich and diverse collections related to social movements.


Brian Keough

Head, M E Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin

Manuscripts Librarian and Curator, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., senatorial papers, University of Delaware
Bracketing a 30-year career with project assignments, I have also been on the management side of designing, hiring and mentoring short-term positions, as well as advocating for continuing appointment of project positions.
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Danelle Moon

Director, Special Collections & Archives, San Jose State University
I have served as the Director of Special Collections & Archives at San Jose State University for the last ten years. My collecting passion includes documenting women's history, grassroots social movements, and feminist politics. As an archivist and historian I love teaching students... Read More →
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Elizabeth A. Novara

Curator, Historical Manuscripts, University of Maryland
Elizabeth A. Novara is the Curator, Historical Manuscripts at the University of Maryland Libraries, where she manages special collections related to state of Maryland history, historic preservation, and women's studies.

Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am
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