2013 Annual Meeting Agenda


Archival History Roundtable

Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

August 14, 2013




1. Welcome and Identification of Attendees

2. Old Business

·         Report on AHRT By-Laws - Melissa Gottwald

·         Report on Survey of AHRT Members - Charles Dollar

3.New Business

·         News from the SAA Council -

·         Election of New AHRT Officers- Charles Dollar

o   Nominations from the floor

o   Candidate statements

o   Ballot

·         2014 Program Committee Report

·         Consideration of a session proposal for the 2014 Annual Meeting - Charles Dollar

 4. Panel Presentation: Disasters and Archives

As SAA returns to New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the reality of how disasters can affect archives and the historical record is in the minds of many archivists. This panel looks at the effects of past disasters as well developments and practices that have come about, in whole or in part, in response to disasters or potential disasters.  Speakers will discuss documentary editing as an early effort to disseminate records to safeguard against loss in fire or natural disaster;  lessons learned from the 1973 National Personnel Records Center fire and how the fire has impacted the reference function at NARA; and recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina as well as the work to improve emergency preparedness that has followed from the Katrina.

·         Melissa Gottwald (chair), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

·         Forrest Galey, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

·         John Legloahec , National Archives and Records Administration

·         Robert Riter, University of Alabama


5. Adjournment