Fall 2008 conference in
Silver Spring, Maryland

Theme: "Making History Local"
November 6-8, 2008

Program: [pdf]
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Washington DC-Silver Spring
Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Karen Fishman
Mary K. Mannix

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Danna Bell-Russel
Sharmila Bhatia


View and print the program online

Welcome!

The Program and Local Arrangements Committees for the Fall 2008 MARAC meeting invite you to join them and "explore local history" on November 6 to 8 in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Making History Local will feature sessions documenting events in our region through film, audiovisual collections, collaborative projects, and other archival resources.

Silver Spring, though living in the shadow of Washington, D.C., has a long and rich history of its own. Taking its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, Silver Spring has seen both economic growth and decline, typical of many older cities. Downtown Silver Spring was a major shopping center in the 1950s and 60s, and today boasts new retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

You'll find dining in Silver Spring extremely varied, with restaurants that include American, African, Burmese, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Italian, Mexican, Salvadoran, Jamaican, Vietnamese, Lebanese, and fusion cuisine, as well as many national and regional chains.

Our program features twenty-one sessions ranging in topics from archival detectives; Washington, D.C. in 1968; television news collections; digital curation; electronic records education; digitization projects; career development; and changes in our profession.

In keeping with the theme, the plenary address will feature Mary Beth Corrigan, an independent consultant, who has advised businesses and unions in the care of their historical collections. Dr. Corrigan appraised the PNC/Riggs Archives and drawing from her experience on this project she will discuss the importance of local history collections when used by a diverse and large audience of popular historians.

Our luncheon speaker, Jerry A. McCoy, is the special collections librarian and archivist in the Washingtoniana Division of the District of Columbia Public Library and the Peabody Room at the Georgetown Branch of the DC Public Library. Mr. McCoy is President of the Silver Spring Historical Society and will talk about his efforts to save "The Old Tavern Mural," a New Deal post office mural now on display at the Silver Spring Public Library.

We hope you will join us in Silver Spring for Making History Local!

Danna Bell-Russel and Sharmila Bhatia
Co-Chairs, Program Committee
Karen Fishman and Mary K. Mannix
Co-Chairs, Local Arrangements Committee

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Schedule at a Glance

WEDNESDAY, November 5
6:00 pm-9:00 pm Registration


THURSDAY, November 6

8:00 am-7:00 pm

9:00 am-4:30 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm

9:30 am-3:00 pm

10:15 am-10:30 am

10:30 am-11:30 am

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

1:30 pm-4:30 pm

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

2:45 pm-3:00 pm

6:30 pm-10:00 pm

9:00 pm

Registration

W1 -- Appraisal Theory and Practice

W2 -- Current Developments in Copyright

T1 -- Rockville Local History Walking Tour

Break

T2 -- American Film Institute Silver Theater and Cultural Center

Lunch (on your own)

T3 -- The National Museum of Health and Medicine/Otis Historical Archives

W3 -- Demystifying the Archives: Promoting Primary Resources to Enhance Learning

MARAC Committee Meetings

T4 -- Catholic University/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

T5 -- Washington Walks: -I-ve Got a Secret- Walking Tour

T6 -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

T7 -- The George Meany Memorial Archives (GMMA)

Break

Steering Committee Meeting

Hospitality Suite


FRIDAY, November 7

7:00 am-5:30 pm

8:00 am-9:00 am

8:00 am-5:00 pm

8:00 am-8:45 am

9:00 am-10:15 am

10:15 am-10:45 am

10:45 am-12:15 pm

10:45 am-12:15 pm

10:45 am-12:15 pm

10:45 am-12:15 pm

10:45 am-12:15 pm

12:15 pm-1:45 pm

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

3:30 pm-3:45 pm

3:45 pm-5:15 pm

3:45 pm-5:15 pm

3:45 pm-5:15 pm

3:45 pm-5:15 pm

3:45 pm-5:15 pm

5:30 pm-7:00 pm

9:00 pm

Registration

Continental Breakfast

Exhibitors

State Caucus Meetings and New Member Orientation

Plenary Session: Watching the History Detectives with Mary Beth Corrigan

Break

S1 -- Digitization Projects at Smaller Institutions

S2 -- Finding Your Way in MARAC

S3 -- Washington, D.C. Retrospective: An Inward Look at 1968

S4 -- Television News Archives: Film at Eleven

S5 -- Mentoring the Next Generation of Archivists and Archives Users

Luncheon

S6 -- New Perspectives on Archival Theory and Practice

S7 -- Continuously Shifting Gears: Diverse Directions for Archivists

S8 -- Practical Applications of Digital Curation Education

S9 -- Documenting Civil Unrest

Break

S10 -- Archives and National History Day: A Winning Combination

S11 -- Legal Issues Facing Archivists

S12 -- Audiovisual Collections and Local History

S13 -- Is Digitization Processing?

S14 -- Preserving African American History

Reception

Hospitality Suite


SATURDAY, November 8

7:30 am-12:00 pm

8:00 am-9:30 am

9:45 am-11:15 am

9:45 am-11:15 am

9:45 am-11:15 am

9:45 am-11:15 am

11:15 am-11:30 am

11:30 am-1:00 pm

11:30 am-1:00 pm

11:30 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

2:30 pm

Registration

Breakfast and Business Meeting

S15 -- Moving Targets: Identifying the Evolving Needs in Electronic Records Education

S16 -- More Product, Less Process: Three Case Studies

S17 -- "Elementary, My Dear Watson!": Archivists as History Detectives

S18 -- Undisciplined, Natural, and Personal Archives

Break

S19 -- Harnessing the Power of the Blog

S20 -- Changing Reference Environment

S21 -- Creating "New" Collections through Collaborations

T8 -- Silver Spring Walking Tour

T9 -- An Afternoon at the Races: Laurel Park

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Museums on the Metro's Red Line

In Washington, DC, you'll enjoy access to fascinating, free attractions and historic sights. Touch a moon rock, marvel at the Hope Diamond, view Dorothy's Ruby Red slippers or explore Native American culture at the Smithsonian Institution's fifteen Washington, DC area facilities. Discover treasures like the Gutenberg Bible at the Library of Congress, the only da Vinci painting in North America at the National Gallery of Art and historic documents like the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.

Museums on Metro's Red Line describes all the museums you can visit by riding on Metro's Red Line. Twenty-six museums are listed between Rockville, Maryland and Union Station in Washington, DC. We give you information on world renown museums such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives and the National Museum of American Art to ones off the beaten track like the Petersen Boarding House (the house where Abraham Lincoln died), Stephen Decatur House, and the DAR Museum.

Museums on Metro's Red Line is available online at http://www.lib.umd.edu/MARAC/conferences/2008/fall08/museums.pdf -- [pdf file will open in a new window] and will be available in print at the conference Registration table.

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