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Friday, August 5 • 9:30am - 10:45am
302 - Hide and Seek: Curating the Controversial

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Controversial material--which includes the "bad" as well as the "good"-- is crucial to the understanding of history. Archivists preserve such material so that we may better comprehend the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future. This session offers attendees the opportunity to discuss the challenges of dealing with collections containing controversial materials. 

Snipes: The Murder of Virginia Kirsch: Challenges in Access to the Controversial
Schmitz: Highs and Lows: Collecting the History of Psychoactive Substances Research
Schulte: Curating the Controversial: Life with an Extremist Political Collection

Chair
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Jean Green

Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives, Binghamton University - SUNY
Ms. Green has been Head of Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives at Binghamton University-SUNY since 2006. Before that, she was College Archivist at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Ms. Green holds an MLS from University at Albany, SUNY, and an MA in History from State University of New York at Cortland.

Speakers
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Stephanie Schmitz

France A. Cordova Archivist, Purdue University Libraries
Stephanie has worked at the Purdue Archives since 2008, where she has managed the Psychoactive Substances Research Collection, which strives to document the history of the therapeutic use and application of psychedelic drugs, as well as the Susan Bulkeley Butler Women's Archives, which seeks to document the history of women at Purdue and in the state of Indiana. She earned her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2006.
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Becky Schulte

Curator of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements, University of Kansas
Ms. Schulte received her MA in Library Science at UW-Madison and currently serves as the Univ Archivist at the Univ of Kansas and Curator of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements. Her work began with the Wilcox Collection in 1985 as Project Leader on a grant to catalog the serials and ephemera in this internationally known collection. Schulte is active in MAC and SAA having held office and given multiple presentations for both... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom West Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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