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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

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Kathryn J. Hujda

Assistant Curator, Performing Arts Archives and Upper Midwest Literary Archives, Performing Arts Archives and Upper Midwest Literary Archives, University of Minnesota
Kathryn Hujda is the Assistant Curator for Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota, where she processes collections, works with donors and researchers, and routinely engages the public. Kathryn serves as the team lead for the Minnesota chapter of the American Theatre Archive Project and remains an active member of the arts community in the Twin Cities, having worked with a variety of arts organizations as a musician... Read More →


Aaron Purcell

Director of Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Aaron Purcell is the Director of Special Collections at Virginia Tech and works closely with donors and development officers to build collections, awareness, and funding. He is the author of Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and Academic Archives: Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections (Neal Schuman, 2012).
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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 that supports archival processes around the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives. He is an editorial board member of American Archivist... 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 Georgia Historical Society is the oldest continuously operated historical society in the South. Lynette has been active in several professional organizations... Read More →
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Cheylon Woods

Director, Ernest Gaines Center, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Cheylon Woods, Assistant Professor and Archivist/Head of Ernest J. Gaines Center, received her MLIS from LSU. She has presented at annual meetings for Society of American Archivists and worked on numerous public programs for the Alabama Department of Archives and History specializing in preservation and displaying historical documents and artifacts while participating in an IMLS fellowship under the HistoryMakers. Currently Mrs. Woods is... Read More →

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

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