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Friday, August 17 • 9:45am - 10:45am
410 - Sharing Our Stories: Using Archival Collections to Develop Commemorative Events

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Commemoration is one of the core components of public programming, but with a constantly rotating list of anniversaries, it's easy to experience "commemoration fatigue." In this session, local, state, and university archivists discuss how to breathe new life into commemorative events by reaching out to your community and highlighting your collections. We'll discuss the role that archival institutions play in shaping collective memory and offer suggestions for how to develop low-cost and high-impact commemorative events.

Haley Aaron: Dinner and a Show: Reader's Theatre at the Alabama Department of Archives and History
Rebekah Davis: No Ordinary Lard Bucket: Bringing Life to Judge Horton's Scottsboro Letters
Martin T. Olliff: The Archives and the Traces of a Small-Town Doughboy's Obscure Life

Chair
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Haley Aaron

Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Haley Aaron has worked as a Collections Archivist at the Alabama Department of Archives and History since 2014. She holds a BA in journalism and history from Samford University, an MA in history from Georgia State University, and an MLIS from the University of Alabama.

Speakers
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Rebekah Davis

Archivist, Limestone County Archives
Since 2010, Rebekah Davis has served as the archivist of the Limestone County Archives in Athens, Alabama. She is currently serving as the President-Elect of NAGARA and is a past President of the Society of Alabama Archivists.
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Martin T. Olliff

Director, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan
Marty Olliff (PhD 1998, Auburn) is the director of the Wiregrass Archives and professor of history at Troy University. He is the past president of the Society of Alabama Archivists, sits on the editorial board of Provenance, and is chair of the SAA Graduate Archives Education Sub... Read More →


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