FW: Society of American Archivists Annual Mtg Bham Aug 19-24
- fyi...some sessions pertain to Bham/Alabama history...aj wright //
From: Bill Landis [mailto:blandis@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 12:35 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: SAA 2002 Annual Meeting Session Descriptions Available Online
For those interested in archives and manuscripts, the following message from
Susan Fox, Executive Director of the Society of American Archivists,
the availability of the 2002 SAA Annual Meeting program online. Currently
session information is available, but in the coming week or so this will be
augmented by information about plenary sessions, preconference workshops,
more general information about the annual meeting.
Enjoy, and hope to see some of you in Birmingham!
Kris Kiesling, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
Bill Landis, Special Collections & Archives, University of California,
2002 SAA Program Committee Co-chairs
With apologies for cross-posting:
SAA 2002 BIRMINGHAM ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM SESSION DESCRIPTIONS NOW
All of the session descriptions for the Society of American Archivists 2002
annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama (August 19-24) are now available
online at http://www.archivists.org/conference/birm2002prog.asp
Here, you will find descriptions of such notable sessions as our "Archives
Unplugged" track, which gives those new or returning to the archival field
access to national experts in basic archival principles and practices. For
example, on Thursday, August 22nd, Kathleen Roe of the New York State
Archives will address issues of Arrangement and Description
On that same day, a session addressing diversity issues, "Sustaining the
Human Mosaic: Diversity Issues in Libraries and Archives," will discuss how
these initiatives are developed and implemented, and how archives are used
to foster and support these efforts:
Friday, August 23rd features sessions on such topics as Creating Web Access
to the Cultural Record
"Presidents, Governors and Mayors: Access to Public Records"
course, you won't want to miss "I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: Documenting
Controversy and Scandal at College and University Archives"
And on Saturday, you will be able to explore "Mold, the Fuzzy Reality,"
"Different Voices from Birmingham: Records of Civil Rights"
This is a small sample of the 60 sessions guaranteed to stimulate your
thinking and leave you with many new ideas to use in your own shop once you
are home from this marvelous gathering of archivists from the world over.
More annual meeting information can be found at
http://www.archivists.org/conference/index.asp#2002. Our program book is at
the printers and will be distributed in late May or early June. We will
also have our registration form online in the very near future.
We're looking forward to welcoming you all to Birmingham!
Susan E. Fox, CAE
Society of American Archivists
527 S. Wells St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
The mission of the Society of American Archivists is to serve the
educational and informational needs of our members and to provide leadership
to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation's historic