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Sunday, August 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
404 - The Winner Takes It All: Archives as Donors to Other Archives

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There are no losers in donations, only winners. The prevalence of de-accessioning, backlog appraisal projects, and reviewing donor agreements has made archives into donors. Such donations are transformative: a burden becomes a welcomed addition, unheard voices in hidden collections become discoverable, institutional obstacles are overcome, and new collegial relationships are formed. Three examples of archives as donors are explored. Each pair of speakers present, followed by a "tennis-match" conversation with their counterpart.

Jim Gerencser: Reappraisal and Deaccessioning: Finding Better Homes for Collections of Personal Papers
Charles Greifenstein: You Got It, Now What? Integrating Transferred Collections
Geof Huth: Depatriation and the Necessity of the Anti-archivist
Aisha M. Johnson-Jones: De-Accessioning As a Best Practice: Transferring the Rupert Cutler Papers from Atlanta to Blacksburg
Aaron D. Purcell: The Other End of the Line: Acquiring the Rupert Cutler Papers at Virginia Tech
Bonita L. Weddle: Unifying New York State's Historical Court Records at the New York State Archives

Chair and Moderator: Laura Uglean Jackson

Facilitators
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Laura Uglean Jackson

Archives and Special Collections Librarian, University of Northern Colorado
Laura is Archives and Special Collections Librarian at UNC. She has extensive experience with reappraisal and deaccessioning.

Speakers
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Geof Huth

Chief Records Officer and the Chief Law Librarian, New York State Unified Court System
Geof Huth is the Chief Records Officer and the Chief Law Librarian of the New York State Unified Court System. Previously, he worked for decades at the New York State Archives.
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Aaron D. Purcell

Director of Special Collections, Virginia Tech
Aaron Purcell is director of Special Collections at Virginia Tech. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Tennessee and a MLS from the University of Maryland. Purcell has written and spoken widely on topics related to donors and archives.
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Bonita Weddle

Coordinator, Electronic Records, New York State Archives
Bonnie Weddle is the Coordinator of the Electronic Records unit at the New York State Archives. She holds a BA from the College of Wooster and an MA in history from Kent State University.
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Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Supervisory Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Aisha serves as Supervisory Archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Lecturer in Archival Studies at Clayton State University. She earned her PhD from Florida State, and focus on the African-American struggle for library equality.
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Jim Gerencser

College Archivist, Dickinson College
Jim is the College Archivist at Dickinson College. He holds an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in History from Shippensburg University. Jim has been reappraising and deaccessioning materials for nearly twenty years.
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Charles Greifenstein

Associate Librarian & Curator of Manuscripts, American Philosophical Society
Charles Greifenstein is Associate Librarian & Curator of Manuscripts at the American Philosophical Society. He has an MA in literature from University of Arizona and an MS in information science from Drexel University.


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