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Friday, August 5 • 9:30am - 10:45am
304 - Out of the Shadows: Bringing Black Collections Together through Radical Partners

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The urgency of representing African American history and culture as fully as possible is the driver of three efforts seeking to maximize the impact of Black collections and enable scholarship that sheds light onto parts of our history that haven't been broadly accessible. Through radical institutional partnerships and the use of technology, African American collections are working against centuries of loss and erasure to expand the historical record for students, scholars, and the general public.

Dougherty: Exposing Black Collections through Collaboration
Murrain: Out of the Shadows: Bringing Black Collections Together through Radical Partnerships
Olidge: Bringing Black Collections Together through Radical Partnerships

Chair
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Cecily Marcus

Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature, University of Minnesota
Cecily Marcus is Principal Investigator/Director of Umbra: Search African American History (umbrasearch.org), a freely available search tool. She is curator of the Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Arts Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota. Marcus has served as Principal Investigator for numerous state and federal grants, was a CLIR postdoctoral fellow, and received her... Read More →

Speakers
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Tamar Dougherty

Independent Archival Consultant, Independent Archival Consultant
Tamar Dougherty is an independent curatorial consultant and has worked on numerous research initiatives. Most recently, she was the Director of Collections and Services at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Previously, she was the Executive Director of The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (2011-2013); an Adjunct Professor at the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science (2007- -2013... Read More →
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Shanee Murrain

Director of Library Services and Archivist, Payne Theological Seminary
Shanee' Yvette Murrain, Director of Library Services and Archivist at Payne Theological Seminary, received her MLIS from Carolina Central University. She holds a BA from Bethune-Cookman University, and a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. Murrain has also served as the Reference and Public Services Librarian at Duke Divinity School Library. Murrain is passionate about the preservation of African American objects, digital... Read More →
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Kara Tucina Olidge

Executive Director, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University
Dr. Olidge is the Executive Director of the Amistad Research Center. She is the former Deputy Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of art, critical cosmopolitanism, and community activism. She received a BA from Spelman College, a MA from University of New Orleans, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at The State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY... Read More →


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

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