Plenary II: Materiality
Sponsored by Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers
Part of the richness of special collections and archives is the sheer variety of the formats they hold, and we are at our best when our priorities, collection development foci, and dedicated financial resources are distributed justly among our many types of materials to ensure their use and permanence. The same can be said for collections we are pursuing. Underrepresented collections reveal the complexities and depth of unheard voices and provide a more accurate record of history. Through their own personal passion for their work, our plenary speakers will reinforce the importance of the convergence of our collecting practices that support an established canon with actions that disrupt and reveal the power of current and past stories that are not equally represented in our collective holdings today.
Moderator: Gabrielle M. Dudley, Instruction Archivist, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University