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Archives Week 2006 Events Calendar

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Staff Kick-off Breakfast and Archives Week Proclamation Reading
Time: 8:15–9:00am
Place: Pre-Function Hall
LVA Staff Only


Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Genealogical Research: What a Difference a Decade Makes!
Time: Noon–1:00pm
Place: Conference Rooms
FREE EVENT

Genealogical research techniques and methodologies have changed significantly since the introduction of the Internet. Barbara Little, president of the National Genealogical Society, and past president of the Virginia Genealogical Society, will discuss the many ways information technology has affected how and where genealogists research their family background.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Unheard Voices: An Oral History
Time: Noon–1:00pm
Place: Conference Rooms
FREE EVENT

Oral history draws upon and complements the archival record. Join us for a discussion of how oral history has been utilized to document the African American experience from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. Charles Perdue, archivist for the Virginia Folklore Society and Kevin Barry and Kelly Scott Perdue Archive of Traditional Culture at the University of Virginia, will discuss oral history methodologies used in his book Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia's Ex-Slaves. Betsy Brinson, Ph.D., a Richmond independent historian, will share her experience in producing the documentary Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky.


Thursday, October 12, 2006
Archives and Architecture: Using Historical Resources to Reconstruct the Past
Time: Noon–1:00pm
Place: Conference Rooms
FREE EVENT

Architects, architectural historians, and historic homeowners will discuss how and why they study and reconstruct historic properties. The panelists will highlight past and current projects, and take time to respond to audience inquiries. Speakers include Bryan Townes, architect for Commonwealth Architects; Mimi Sadler, architectural historian with Sadler and Whitehead Architects; and Mark Webb, owner of a historic Monument Avenue home currently under renovation.