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Activating the Archives: Continuing the Conversation on Universities and Power

December 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ellen Holt-Werle and Yalile

Ellen Holt-Werle and Yalile Suriel

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About the event

One year ago, Yalile Suriel, Assistant Professor, and Ellen Holt-Werle, Institutional Archivist, shared their hopes, challenges, and questions as they began to explore the massive archival collections here at the University.

Now, they return with some preliminary stories from the archives. While these stories illuminate various aspects of University life, they are also incomplete and ever changing. Together we will think about how researchers, archivists, educators, and students can activate University archives to bring them to new life and salience. Part of this exploration also means acknowledging the fact that given the University’s size and influence, its members and actions often have consequential impact on the broader local community.

Join us for an evening of reflection as we think about how the questions we ask profoundly change the stories one can tell. Following the program, join the Friends of the Libraries for conversation and a dessert reception.

Can’t make it in person? No worries! This event will be livestreamed. Please register and let us know if you plan to attend in person or online.

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Event details

What: Activating the Archives: Continuing the Conversation on Universities and Power
When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library and ONLINE | Parking and directions


December 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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