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Friday, August 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
403 - Before and After: Appraisal and Access in African American Communities

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The speakers offer proactive approaches to making archival collections more meaningful and relevant to marginalized and underrepresented populations, with the goal of bringing diverse audiences into their donor, user, and supporter networks. Examples include the Library of Virginia's ambitious effort to make accessible the pre-Civil War experiences of African Americans through its "Virginia Untold" digital project and the Southern Historical Collection's outreach work with the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project and the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance.

Crawford: Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative
Powell: Responsive Archival Outreach in African American Communities

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Biff Hollingsworth

Collecting and Outreach Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biff Hollingsworth is the Collecting and Outreach Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lately his work has focused on developing participatory archive projects, particularly with underrepresented communities in Appalachia... Read More →

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Greg Crawford

Local Records Program Manager, Library of Virginia
Greg Crawford is a native of Alabama. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he received a B.A. and M.A. in History. Greg was hired as a Local Records Archivist at the Library of Virginia in 1999 to process local court records, mainly chancery causes. He is currently the Local... Read More →

Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell earned her MLS from the University of Arizona in 2010. In 2012, she was an IMLS fellow for the HistoryMakers, with a placement at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City, CA. She earned her ACA designation in 2013 and finished a certificate in digitization... Read More →

Bill Underwood

Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Friday August 5, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Salon D Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303