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Monday, August 5 • 9:00am - 10:00am
506 - Collaborating to Preserve and Share Disability Records in Pennsylvania [GOV]

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Closing institutions, advocacy activities, and other recent events in Pennsylvania have added urgency to efforts to preserve the histories of individuals with disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Panelists share their experiences in collaborating with each other, with records custodians, and with the disability advocacy community and discuss strategies to collaborate effectively with and serve community members in documenting the experiences of people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

Tyler Stump: Working Collaboratively to Preserve and Share Pennsylvania's Disability Records: The Pennsylvania State Archives Perspective
Sierra Green: When Grassroots Advocacy Sparks Grassroots Preservation: Working Alongside Advocates, Archivists, and Curators to Document the Historical Experiences of People with Disabilities
Bridget Malley: History of the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium
Margery N. Sly: Collaboration among the Archives, Institute on Disabilities, and State Archives to Document the Experiences of People with Disabilities


Facilitators
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Tyler Stump

Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives
Tyler Stump is an archivist in the Pennsylvania State Archives' accessioning and outreach section. He works primarily with institutional records from prisons, mental hospitals, and other state-run facilities. Tyler also is responsible for providing records management training and... Read More →

Speakers
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Margery N. Sly

Director, Temple University Libraries
Margery N. Sly is Director of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA. An SAA member since 1979, she is a Fellow of the Society and currently serves as Vice President of the SAA Foundation.
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Sierra Green

Archivist, Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center
Sierra Green is engaged in reference, acquisitions, and processing as well as educational and public programming at the Heinz History Center. She became a Western Pennsylvania Disability History & Action Consortium Steering Committee member in 2016.
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Bridget Malley

Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bridget Malley is the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium?s Preservation Scholar, as well as a graduate student through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an intern with the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Archives.


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