Miami Libraries celebrate American Archives Month with brown-bag speaker series
The Miami University Libraries invite students, faculty, staff and community members to a series of four brown-bag lunches in recognition of American Archives Month.
The events, which put a historical spin on timely topics including politics, science and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, take place between Oct. 14–Nov. 2, each running from noon-1 p.m. in King Library, room 320. The guest presenters include faculty from both Miami and Ohio State University.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, noon (King 320)
From T.R. (Teddy Roosevelt) to Trump: Republican Politics and Populist Reform
Presented by Andrew Offenburger, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of History, Miami University
Wednesday, Oct. 19, noon (King 320)
Documenting Discovery: Preserving the History of STEM Fields
Presented by Judith A. Wiener, MA, MLIS, Assoc. Professor and Asst. Director for Collections & Outreach, Ohio State University
Monday, Oct. 24, noon (King 320)
Nature’s Nation: A Look at the Creation of the National Park Service
Presented by Peggy Shaffer, Ph.D., Professor of American Studies and History, Miami University, Miami University
Wednesday, Nov. 2, noon (King 320)
1920: The Last of the Ohio Presidents
Presented by Steve Conn, Ph.D., W.E. Professor of History, Miami University &
Allan M. Winkler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Miami University
Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, American Archives Month is opportunity to remind people of the importance of preserving, cataloging and keeping accessible items that are important to our history.
The Miami University Archives, which include the Western College Memorial Archives and Oxford College Archives, recently relocated to King Library 321. It contains manuscripts, publications, photographs and artifacts capturing the history of all three institutions.
Archives and the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, under one roof for the first time in Miami’s history, are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.