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Thursday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
210 - Sports Archives: Taking One (or Many) for the Team

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Archivists working with university athletic departments, professional sports archives, and athletic apparel corporations discuss the challenges of processing, organizing, preserving, and providing access to athletic records and memorabilia. Topics include dealing with the media, determining donation "value," managing expectations of users and resource allocators, and leveraging popular interest in athletics to bring visibility to the work of the archives as a whole. Audience participation through discussion and Q&A is encouraged.

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Amanda K. Hawk

Athletics Archivist, University of Maryland
Amanda Hawk is the first Athletics Archivist at the University of Maryland, responsible for managing, preserving, and publicizing the University Archives' athletic-related holdings, and co-author of "Throwing a Hail Mary!", a recently published case study regarding the digitization and preservation of athletic film. She has over seven years' experience working in University Archives. She earned a BA in history from Susquehanna University and... Read More →

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Jackie R. Esposito

University Archivist, Penn State University
Jackie has been actively engaged in the management of University archival collections for over thirty years. She began serving Penn State in 1986 and has been promoted over the years to her current position as University Archivist. In addition to working with historical University collections, she oversees several departments including Records Management, the Sports Archives and Fred Waring's America. She is the author of articles on archives... Read More →

Danielle Hammer Geffel

Under Armour
Working as an archivist for Under Armour, Danielle has assisted in the creation of the corporate archives department at UA. In her current role, she helps collect, preserve and make accessible the history and milestones of the brand. In showcasing Under Armour's physical and digital assets, the UA VAULT promotes education, collaboration and the sharing of information among teammates and visitors. Danielle earned her Master of Arts in Museum... Read More →

Kevin Leonard

University Archivist, Northwestern University
Kevin Leonard is University Archivist at Northwestern University and, in addition to other duties, has worked to expand considerably his institution's holdings relating to athletics. Collection growth in that area has drawn significant interest from patrons while the general popularity of sports has allowed Northwestern's archives to greatly enhance its public profile. Leonard has been an archivist for 35 years and holds degrees in history from... Read More →

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Tara Genske

University of Wisconsin
Currently working for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, Tara Genske has previously worked with film and theatre archives, manuscript collections, textile collections, and government records. She earned her Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. She focuses her efforts on highlighting the rich history of Wisconsin athletics and sharing the accomplishments of the student-athletes... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 208/209 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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