Archives Week 2005 Events
Events at The Library of Virginia:
Archives and Writers, Tuesday, October 11, noon to 1 p.m.
Archival records contain a hidden outline of individuals’ lives and work. Correspondence, court records, newspapers, and manuscripts are the foundation for creating and re-creating the story of a historical figure, event, or era. Speakers who will discuss the value of archives in their endeavors include Ervin L. Jordan, professor, archivist, and records manager at the University of Virginia. Melanie Haimes-Bartolf, administrator, John Rolfe Middle School, Henrico County Public Schools, and Brent Tarter, historian and program manager, Publications and Educational Services at the Library of Virginia.
The Imperfect Image: Caring for Historic Photographs, Wednesday, October 12, noon to 1 p.m.
Audrey Johnson, senior rare book librarian, and Dale Neighbors, Prints and Photographs Collections coordinator, at the Library of Virginia will offer a brief history of photography focused on the formats typically found in local and regional collections. They will discuss the deterioration of photographic materials and suggest proper storage environments and enclosures for these treasures.
Archivists: What Do They Do?, Thursday, October 13, noon to 1 p.m.
Learn what the archives profession is about and what archivists do. While the overall duties of archivists—preserving materials and providing access to those materials—is constant among all archivists, speakers will highlight the unique challenges associated with different types of collections. Speakers include E. Lee Shepard, director of Manuscripts and Archives at the Virginia Historical Society, Courtney Yevich, assistant fine arts librarian and archivist at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Alex Lorch, community outreach archivist at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Kathleen Jordan, electronic resources manager at the Library of Virginia.