2011 Virginia Archives Month Extravaganza!
· Date: Friday, October 28th
· Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
· Where: VCU, James Branch Cabell Library, 1st Floor
The Virginia Caucus of MARAC cordially invites you to celebrate Archives
Month by participating as an exhibitor in the Virginia Archives Month
Organized by the Virginia Caucus of MARAC and Virginia Commonwealth
University, it is an occasion to showcase your institution’s archival
collections and public research services. The Fair will be held Friday
October 28th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Cabell Library on the VCU Monroe
Park campus. Attendance will be drawn from VCU students as well as the
archives, history, and scholarly communities in the area, and the general
public. Our theme this year is “I Found It in the Archives: Celebrating
Advocacy in Archives.”
We ask that you display literature, conduct demonstrations, and/or other
exhibit activities highlighting your collections. We cannot allow the sale
of books or products; however, other materials such as finding aids may be
distributed. If your archival institution is not able to attend we welcome
literature for distribution, but would prefer active participation.
To sign up as an exhibitor or learn more about participating in the
Archives Month Fair 2011, please contact Margaret T. Kidd at email@example.com
, or Virginia Caucus Rep Paige Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org Please
share this posting with others who might be interested in participating.
Please let us know if you plan to participate in this event by September
23th. We will have tables available for each exhibitor (6 feet). In
addition please let us know of any needs such as power, internet access,
Also we invite everyone to join us for a book talk sponsored by VCU
Libraries. Author Brian Burns will be speaking about his new book Lewis
Ginter: Richmond’s Gilded Age Icon. This event will begin at 2:15 pm in
the Cabell Library Multipurpose Room (Room 250). Click here for more information about the book.
New! Civil Rights Database is National Portal for Oral History Interviews
The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) have launched The Civil Rights History Project at www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/. The portal presents the results of a nationwide inventory of oral-history interviews with participants in the civil rights movement. The research, which was initiated and completed in 2010, identified several hundred collections held in libraries, museums, archives, universities, historical societies, and other institutions across the nation. The database and search tool, developed by Library of Congress catalogers and web designers, will enable researchers to efficiently query the survey results and locate collections in repositories around the country. Full press release is available online.