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Friday, August 5 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
509 - Tales from the Crypt: A Story of Educational Collaboration Among Archives in Mississippi

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The students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, Mississippi, utilize primary sources as an interpretative tool in the "Tales from the Crypt" course. Using historical resources, students research the individuals buried in Columbus' historic Friendship Cemetery and share the community's storied past in an annual performance. In this session you'll hear from several involved in the "Tales" project and how it has inspired similar endeavors in other states.

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Catherine Bell

Archivist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Catherine Bell is currently the Infrastructure Archivist at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She previously worked as a Historic Resources Specialist for Reference Services at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She obtained a Master of Science in Information Studies from UT-Austin's School of Information in 2014. She interned with the Smithsonian Gardens' Archives of American Gardens in the summer of 2014. She also... Read More →

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Mona K. Vance-Ali

Archivist, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
Mona Vance-Ali is the Archivist for the Local History Department (LHD) at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. She received her MA in History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2011, she published a book titled Images of America: Columbus. She also teaches a class on public history at Mississippi University for Women. For the last ten years Vance-Ali has overseen the historical research aspect of the Tales from the Crypt program... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206/207 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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