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Saturday, August 18 • 8:30am - 9:45am
604 - No Monuments in the Archives: Historical Records and Contested Public Space

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Recent controversies related to memorials in public spaces, such as protests and civic debates about Civil War monuments, have presented new opportunities for archival engagement and outreach. What is the role of archivists and the research collections we steward to inform this discussion? The duty to promote the transparency of archival practice and the enduring relevancy of the historical record to provide important context remains even as we witness public understanding evolve before our eyes.

Joshua Cobbs Youngblood: The Confederate and the Five and Dime: An Arkansas Town Square and Historical Context in Special Collections
Kelsey Duinkerken: Let's Hide It in the Archives: The Complicated Legacy of J. Marion Sims
Lindsay Hiltunen: Gone But Not Forgotten: Memorials, Archives, and the Rhetoric of Memory of the Michigan Copper Miners' Strike, 1913-1914
Leigh McWhite: Confederate Commemoration, Protest, and Debate at the University of Mississippi, 1865-2018: Exploring the Resources of the Archives and Special Collections

Moderator: Joshua Cobbs Youngblood

Chair
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Joshua Cobbs Youngblood

Research and Outreach Services Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries
Joshua Youngblood has been the Research and Outreach Services Librarian for the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections since 2011. A graduate of Florida State University and a certified archivist, he is an active member of SAA, SSA, and ACRL.

Speakers
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Kelsey Duinkerken

Special Collections and Digital Services Librarian, Thomas Jefferson University
Kelsey Duinkerken is the Special Collections and Digital Services Librarian at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She has a BA in History and Anthropology as well as an MSI with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan.
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Lindsay Hiltunen

University Archivist, PhD Student, Michigan Technological University
Lindsay Hiltunen, MLIS and MA, is the University Archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and a new PhD student in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at the university. She is a board member for the Michigan Archival Assoc., the Michigan Oral History Assoc... Read More →
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Leigh McWhite

Political Papers Archivist & Associate Professor, University of Mississippi
Dr. Leigh McWhite's history dissertation was entitled "Echoes of the Lost Cause: Civil War Reverberations in Mississippi from 1865 to 2001." She is the Political Papers Archivist and Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi and former chair of the Congressional Papers... Read More →


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