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Thursday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
203 - We Can Work It Out: Building and Maintaining Donor Relations

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Working with donors requires creativity, resourcefulness, emotional involvement, and a certain amount of tact that can differ substantially from one collection to the next. These skills are seldom covered in archival training programs; more often they're learned and earned through experience. Panelists representing a range of institutional perspectives provide a dedicated space to discuss--candidly--drafting difficult deeds of gift, working with emotionally charged collections, targeting and cultivating challenging donor groups, and managing legacy issues.

Hujda: Oh, the Places You'll Go! With the Children's Theatre Company
Schneider: How to Win Over Alumni and Influence Student Life Collecting: The Stanford Alumni Legacy Project
Stoudt: Acquisitions Across Three Centuries: From Early Donations to Negotiations in the Information Age
Purcell: Donors: The Stuff of Archives
Woods: We Can Work It Out: Building and Maintaining Donor Relations

Chair
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Kathryn J. Hujda

Assistant Curator, University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections
Kathryn Hujda is the Assistant Curator for Performing Arts and Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota. As Assistant Curator, she processes collections to ensure access, assists researchers, works with collection donors, and routinely engages the public.

Speakers
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Kathryn J. Hujda

Assistant Curator, University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections
Kathryn Hujda is the Assistant Curator for Performing Arts and Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota. As Assistant Curator, she processes collections to ensure access, assists researchers, works with collection donors, and routinely engages the public.
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Aaron D. Purcell

Director of Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Aaron D. Purcell is director of special collections at Virginia Tech, with a PhD in history from the University of Tennessee, an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Purcell has authored several books including Donors and Archives: Building Successful Donor Programs... Read More →
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Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University
Josh Schneider is Assistant University Archivist at Stanford University, where he acquires and provides access to Stanford University records, faculty papers, and collections documenting campus and student life. He is also Community Manager for ePADD, an open-source software package... Read More →
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Lynette Stoudt

Director, Research Center, Georgia Historical Society
Lynette Stoudt is Director of the Research Center at the Georgia Historical Society and is responsible for leading library and archives staff, administering reference and information services, overseeing donor relations and acquisitions, and managing facilities. Founded in 1839, the... Read More →
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Cheylon Woods

Head and Archivist/ Assistant Professor of Library and Information Sciences., Ernest J. Gaines Center/Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Cheylon Woods, MA, Northwestern State University (2011), MLIS, Louisiana State University (2015), has actively worked with communities and prominent figures in Alabama to fill in information gaps related to African American history.



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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