2017 Annual Meeting Program Overview

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Pre-Conference Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Effective Grant Writing
Leader: Stacy Nowicki, Library Director at the Kalamazoo College Library
Workshop Location: McGuire Room, Traverse City Area District Library
Site on Google Maps

Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Top of the Park ballroom, Park Place Hotel

Thursday, June 15, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Downtown Historic Walking Tour
Music House Museum
Note: Groups will meet in hotel lobby

Friday, June 16, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Old Mission Wineries Tour
Note: Bus will leave from the Park Place Hotel

Thursday, June 15, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
“Secret Naval Operations in Grand Traverse Bay during World War II.”
Speaker: Stef Staley, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Business Meeting
Friday, June 16, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.



Thursday, June 15, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Icarus in Michigan? The Best of Grand Traverse Journal
Amy Barritt, Traverse Area District Library
Richard Fidler, Grand Traverse Journal
Lauren Arnsman, Chair

Assets and Aggravations in Accessions
Rebecca Bizonet, Walter P. Reuther Library
Meghan Courtney, Walter P. Reuther Library
Jeremy Evans, University of Michigan
Brian Wilson, Chair

Thursday, June 15, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Documenting Detroit and Recording Michigan Memories
Mark Harvey, Archives of Michigan
Nathan Kelber, Detroit Historical Society
Marian J. Krzyzowski, University of Michigan
Heidi Butler, Chair

And the Reel Rolls on: Concluding Clarke Historical Library’s Film Project with Channel 9 & 10 News
Jennifer Bentley, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
Marian Matyn, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett, Chair

Thursday, June 15, 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Local Repositories to the Rescue! The Archives of Michigan Regional Repository Program
Frank Boles, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
Jonathan Kirkwood, Western Michigan University
Marcus Robyns, Northern Michigan University
Melinda Isler, Chair

Dedicated by the People: the DIA during the City of Detroit Bankruptcy
Danae Dracht, Detroit Institute of Arts
James Hanks, Detroit Institute of Arts
Maria Ketcham, Detroit Institute of Arts
Rebecca Bizonet, Chair

Friday, June 16, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Hidden Treasures: the Value of Local Records
Jennifer Baranski, Independent Consultant
Jessica Harden, Archives of Michigan
Tony Wright, The City of Grand Rapids Archives
Bob Garrett, Chair

Cultivating Connections
Annie Benefiel, Grand Valley State University, Special Collections and University Archives
Cynthia Simpson, Lawrence Technological University
Lindsay Hiltunen, Chair

Friday, June 16, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Poster Session
– Improving Interdepartmental Communication about Collection Description
Caitlin Moriarty, Bentley Historical Library
– Rehousing Photographs: Different Methods and Policies
Allie Penn, Wayne State University
– Rectifying “Problem Boxes” in an Archives Collections
Jennie Russell, MSU Archives & Historical Collections
– There’s How Many Drawings? Processing the Gordon White collections at The Henry Ford
Janice Unger, The Henry Ford
Caitlin Brennecke, Chair

Digitize and Deliver: Digitization for Immediate Access
Jill Arnold, Archives of Michigan
Geoffrey Reynolds, Joint Archives of Holland
Gavin Strassel, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett, Chair

Friday, June 16, 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Shipwrecks, Jails, & Musical Instruments: Collecting and Curating in Northern Michigan Historical Museums and Archives
Bruce Ahlich, Music House Museum
Dan LeBlond, Elk Rapids Historical Museum
Sarah Lau, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Leo Gillis, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Ann Swaney, Chair

Mines, Skylines, and Sandstone: Architectural Records in Michigan
Mark Harvey, Archives of Michigan
Lindsay Hiltunen, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Jeremiah Mason, Keweenaw National Historical Park
Annie Benefiel, Chair


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