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Saturday, August 17 • 9:45am - 11:15am
SESSION 707 - Ideal and Real: Striving for Archival Perfection in an Imperfect World

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A variety of ideals motivate archivists in their work. Although perfection cannot be attained, the pursuit of archival ideals builds character, offers insights, and makes us better archivists. The presenters explore archival ideals through the writing of our own Jeremiah, F. Gerald Ham; examine our professional roles as contributors to the social good; and illustrate how the pursuit of ideals leads to greater self-understanding and awareness of the spiritual nature of the archival endeavor.


Speakers
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Scott Cline

Director and City Archivist, Seattle Archives and Records Management Program
Scott Cline has been Seattle's City Archivist for 31 years. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, a former member of SAA Council, and a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists. His writings explore personal values in the archivist's encounter with his/her professional work. His essays "To the Limit of Our Integrity" and "Dust Clouds of Camels Shall Cover You" each received the SAA Fellows' Ernst Posner Award.
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John Fleckner

Senior Archivist, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
John Fleckner is an SAA Fellow and Past President. He retired from full-time work as Chair of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, in 2007. He teaches an introduction to archives in the George Washington University--Smithsonian Institution collaboration in Museum Studies. He is chair of the editorial board of Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference. His recent article, "F. Gerald Ham: Jeremiah to the... Read More →
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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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Donna McCrea

Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Montana


Saturday August 17, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am
Grand Salon 15/18

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