Archives Week 2002 Events

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Fancy Dress Ball, 1916? (Washington and Lee University)
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George Washington’s letter, June 17, 1798 (Washington and Lee University)
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Graduation Procession, 1958 (Washington and Lee University)
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Archives Week Events

Monday, October 07, 2002 - Tuesday, October 08, 2002
Workshop: Archival Cataloging as a Component of Description
9:00 AM - 5:00 p.m., Virginia Tech's Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, Blacksburg, VA

An introduction to archival cataloging in the context of archival description and the descriptive process. It includes hands-on experience writing archivally sound USMARC records (MARC tagging is not covered in depth) with your own collections in mind. Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists and Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives.

Tuesday, October 8, 2002
"Things 'They' Never Tell You : 30 Years in Archival Reference," Robert Y. Clay.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Conference Room A, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Mr. Clay, former Research Archivist at the Library of Virginia, has over thirty years of experience working with Virginia's historical records. In this talk, he will share insights, hints & warnings for genealogical researchers and discuss often overlooked or ignored resources that can greatly affect research results.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002
"The Active Image : Modern Approaches to Historical Maps," Marianne McKee, Map Specialist & Research Archivist, The Library of Virginia.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Conference Room A, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

The Library of Virginia has an extraordinary map collection. Gathered from a variety of sources since the Library's establishment in 1823, the Library holds nearly fifty thousand maps, five thousand of which are part of the Library's historical map collection. Ms. McKee will discuss recent projects aimed at providing greater access to the collection worldwide. From digital initiatives, such as the Virginia Board of Public Works and Civil War Maps projects, to the publication of Virginia in Maps : Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development, the Library has been able to break the constraints of access and preservation and make the map collection available to a wider audience.

Thursday, October 10, 2002
"A Reporter's View : New Scoops from Old Documents," Peter Hardin, Richmond Times-Dispatch.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Conference Room A, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Archival collections have great potential to provide "evidence" that cannot be found anywhere else. Researchers use archival collections not only to answer questions, but also to affect change, often promoting increased social awareness and mending past injustices. Mr. Hardin will discuss his experiences conducting research in archival repositories and his efforts to bring greater attention to issues of social and cultural importance.


Monday, July 08, 2002-Saturday, March 22, 2003
Virginia Roots Music: Creating and Conserving Tradition
Exhibition Hall at the Library of Virginia

A free exhibition, will highlight the most important musical traditions of Virginia ranging from the jubilee-style gospel quartets of Tidewater Virginia, the string-band music of southwestern Virginia and the Piedmont blues music.

Links To Other Archives Week Websites

To add your organization's Archives Week events to the list, please contact Kathy Jordan.

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