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Friday, August 15 • 9:15am - 10:15am
SESSION 306 - Integrating History: A Search-and-Recovery Effort in Alabama Archives

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Modern archivists in Alabama face the challenge that, for generations, documentation of African-American history in the South was ignored or even actively discouraged in many communities. Four Alabama archivists share the perspectives of one county government, one public library, and two historically black colleges and universities on their efforts to build relationships, discover and develop collections, and ensure access to black history resources.

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Dana Chandler

University Archivist, Tuskegee University
Dana Chandler has worked in a variety of capacities within both the private and public sectors. A trained surveyor, civil engineer and project manager, he has helped to design and build projects throughout the South and nation. In later years, Chandler has worked specifically with corporations seeking to start up recycling facilities in the U.S. and Latin America. He has also helped with a number of archaeological digs and surveys in the U.S... Read More →
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Rebekah Davis

Archivist, Limestone County Archives
It's pretty amazing to spend every day working at a job that, if I had the time and money to spare, I would do for free. I've been preserving and sharing the fascinating history of Limestone County at the Limestone County Archives since 2010. In addition to keeping the documents in order, helping the patrons, and keeping our historic building standing, I also get to go out into the community, speaking, writing, and taking part in events that... Read More →

Veronica Henderson

Head of Archives and Special Collections, Alabama A&M University
I am still new to the librarian profession. I received my MLS from Indiana University in 2010. I have been working at Alabama A&M University since March 2012.I have been in my current position as Head of Archives and Special Collections since August of 2012. My institution is seeking to identify, digitize and make publicly available specific images as they relate to the history of our institution as a Historically Black College and University and... Read More →
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Susanna Leberman

Archivist, Huntsville Madison County Public Library
I am the archivist of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL), the oldest continuing Library in the state of Alabama. I have a special interest in digital preservation and state wide partnerships such as AlabamaMosaic and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. | | I enjoy: accordions, Philip Larkin, wine, winter, long leaf pines, vinyl, campfires, letters, fountain pens, hats, dogs, antique jewelry, road trips....

Friday August 15, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Washington 3 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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