2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the 2016 AHRT Annual Meeting is:
  1. Welcome and introductions (~5 min.)
  2. Announcements (~10 min.)
  3. Presentations and panel discussion on the history of Southern archives, moderated by Dr. Ciaran B. Trace (~60 min.)
    1. Ashley Stevens, MA, MLS (Education & Outreach Coordinator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission) will present a paper that investigates the personal identities and professional relationships of Alexander Salley, Jr., Thomas Owen, and Dunbar Rowland, three notable leaders of southern state archives at the turn of the 20th century.

    2. Dr. Alexander (Alex) Poole (Assistant Professor, Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics) recently won the Pease Award from SAA for his article "The Strange Career of Jim Crow Archives." In this paper, he will describe the life and assess the contributions of Harold T. Pinkett, a pioneer who grew up in the segregated South and worked as an archivist during the first decades of the National Archives and Records Administration.

    3. Dr. Vicki Crawford (Director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, and Associate Professor, African-American Studies) will speak about two large and historically important civil rights collections, the Morehouse College MLK, Jr. Collection and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Collection at Emory University, and their continuing role in social justice work.
  4. Discussion of prospective AHRT publication (~15 min.)
  5. Closing / open networking and discussion of projects until 7:30 p.m.