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Monday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
709 - Confederate Currency: The Ongoing Role of Government Archives in Public Monument Controversies [Pop-Up]

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Local and state governments are committed to assisting both citizen and internal constituents in the debate and decision making process over public memorials to the Confederacy and other groups. The purpose of the session is to discuss how government archives respond to citizen and government stakeholders as they make decisions regarding monuments, street names, historic properties, and other items. Because communties have responded to this movement in different ways, archives and archivists must be fluid in using different tools and strategies to serve various constituencies.

The goal is to demonstrate the value of archives in local and state governments in educating the public and elected officials, separating fact from fiction, and promoting transparency in government. The intended audience is anyone interested in the use of archives in the service of social justice and social equity in public policy. It is particularly aimed at archivists involved with pending or potential actions within their communities.

Local and state governments are committed to assisting both citizen and internal constituents in the debate and decision making process over public memorials to the Confederacy and other groups. The purpose of the session is to discuss how government archives respond to citizen and government stakeholders as they make decisions regarding monuments, street names, historic properties, and other items. Because communities have responded to this movement in different ways, archives and archivists must be fluid in using different tools and strategies to serve various constituencies.

The goal is to demonstrate the value of archives in local and state governments in educating the public and elected officials, separating fact from fiction, and promoting transparency in government.
The intended audience is anyone interested in the use of archives in the service of social justice and social equity in public policy. It is particularly aimed at archivists involved with pending or potential actions within their communities.

Speakers
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John H. Slate

City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives
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Jelain Chubb

State Archivist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Jelain Chubb joined the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in June 2010 as director of the Archives and Information Services Division and Texas state archivist. She oversees the commission’s public service areas: the Texas State Archives, the Reference and Information... Read More →
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Mike Miller

Library Services Manager, Austin History Center
Manager of the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Master's degrees in History and IS from the UNT. Co-founder of the State Partnership and Outreach Committee of the Society of Southwest Archivists (and current SSA Treasurer).
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Timothy D. Baker

State Archivist, Maryland State Archives
Timothy D. BakerA Biographical SketchTim Baker was appointed State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents by Governor Hogan in July of 2015. Having also served as the Deputy State Archivist for over a decade, he has presided over one of the largest mass digitization efforts undertaken... Read More →
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Amanda Fallis

Archivist, City Archives and Special Collections, New Orleans Public Library
I'm a librarian and Certified Archivist in the New Orleans Public Library’s Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections, the official repository of the administrative archives of the City of New Orleans. I work with local government records, academic researchers, digital... Read More →



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