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University Archives: A Tool for Communicators

September 20, 2006
Elmer L. Andersen Library, West Bank campus
Whether you're writing a departmental history, drafting a brochure, or designing a Web site, at some point you'll need access to accurate, reliable information about the University's past. The University Archives—its staff and collections—are here to help.

This introduction to the University Archives included tips on identifying and finding information about the University's history. We also were able to view examples of communications pieces from colleges across the U that have made use of the Archives' holdings.

The program was hosted by University Archivist Beth Kaplan and Assistant Archivist Lois Hendrickson, whose expertise ranges from University architecture and student culture to new frontiers in digital archiving. They have extensive experience helping researchers navigate the University's fascinating past and working with individuals and units to collect materials that will be the historical resources of tomorrow.

The Forum hosted a social reception beforehand, followed by the program. Afterward, groups toured the stunning caverns below Andersen Library where millions of items from University Archives and other special collections are stored.


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