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Friday, August 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
506 - Race, Slavery and the Rise of the Academy

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In recent years, many universities and colleges have examined how their growth and origin may be linked to the exploitation of enslaved and native peoples. Using a Fishbowl conversation­style format, the session leaders facilitate a discussion of how archivists and the archival record can inform and help facilitate these institutional examinations of our past.







Chair
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Tim Pyatt

Dean, Wake Forest University
Tim is Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Tim has also held archives leadership positions at Penn State, Duke University and at UNC-CH. Tim served on SAA Council (2013-2015) and is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Speakers
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Jay Gaidmore

Director of Special Collections, College of William and Mary
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Holly A. Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She holds a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management from Simmons College.

Moderator
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Jennifer Betts

University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, Brown University
Jennifer Betts is University Archivist and Assistant Director for the John Hay Library, Brown University. Since arriving at Brown in 2004 her collections management duties have increased, including grant-funded projects and collection surveys. She earned a MLS from the University... Read More →


Attendees (203)