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Preserving Andrew Carnegie's Legacy Symposium



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARNEGIE LIBRARY of PITTSBURGH TO HOLD HISTORY/PRESERVATION SYMPOSIUM NEXT
MONTH

April 14, 2000...Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host nationally recognized
experts at daylong symposium about preservation and Andrew Carnegie's legacy on
Wednesday, May 17, 2000 from 9 AM until 4 PM in the Carnegie Museum of Art
Theatre, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.

Preserving Andrew Carnegie's Legacy is an opportunity to engage area history
enthusiasts with local and national scholars on the topic of Andrew Carnegie
and the era of Industrialism in western Pennsylvania.

The program will feature Dr. Harold Livesay, Dr. Deanna Marcum and more than
six other experts in the fields of history and preservation.  Dr. Livesay is
currently a professor in the History Department of Texas A&M University and has
taught history at the University of Michigan, the State University of New York
and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Blacksburg Virginia.
Among his prolific publications and research in entrepreneurship, Dr. Livesay
has written American Made: Men Who Built the American Economy and Andrew
Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business.  He also served as a consultant on the
PBS series American Experience: Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World.

Dr. Deanna Marcum is currently President of the Council on Library and
Information Resources.  Her previous positions include: the Director of Public
Service and Collection Management at the Library of Congress, Dean of the
School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America
and the first Program Officer/Vice President of the Council on Library
Resources.

The Carnegie Library was one of 25 recipients of a Carnegie Corporation of NY
grant to implement one of a three-phase project to preserve materials,
including photographic prints and negatives about Carnegie's life and about the
local history of industrialism.  The grant focuses on collections at the Main
Library and the Allegheny Regional Branch Library which houses the Colonel
Anderson Collection, books Andrew Carnegie had access to in his youth.  The use
of the Colonel Anderson Collection may be the factor that inspired Carnegie to
become a builder and promoter of libraries later on in his life.  The goal of
this grant is to make the Andrew Carnegie Collection at the Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh accessible to researchers and the public.

Admission to the symposium is $10 per person or $25, which includes an optional
luncheon.  Parking is available in the Carnegie Garage at Forbes Avenue and
South Craig Street.

For more information, contact Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at 412-578-2568.


Attached agenda...


The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
in sponsorship with the Carnegie Corporation of NY
presents

PRESERVING ANDREW CARNEGIE'S LEGACY
(a symposium)
May 17, 2000


8:00 - 9:00     Registration and refreshments

9:00 - 9:15     Opening remarks
                (TBA)

9:15 - 10:15    Keynote:  "Andrew Carnegie, the Man & His Legacy"
Dr. Harold Livesay - Texas A & M

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:30 - 11:30   "First Steps in Preservation" - Accessibility of
                Regional Collections
Speakers:
Steve Doell -   Historical Society of Western
                Pennsylvania
Edward Galloway - Heinz Archives (Carnegie
                                Mellon University)
Marilyn Holt - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

11:45 - 1:00    Luncheon

1:00 - 2:00     "Practical Uses of Historical Collections" - a panel
                discussion
Panel:
Dr. Perry Blatz,  Duquesne University
Robert Gangeware, Carnegie Magazine Editor
Dr. Ted Muller, University of Pittsburgh

2:00 - 2:15     Break

2:15 - 3:30     "Preservation of the Andrew Carnegie & Local History
                Collections"
Speakers:
Don Etherington, Etherington Conservation Center
        (Book & Paper Conservation of the Andrew Carnegie Collection)
Doug Munson, Chicago Albumen Works
        (Photographic Conservation of Carnegie & Western Pennsylvania Industrial
        Collections)
Susan Hartman, PA Historical and Museum Commission
        (Funding Sources Available for Archives from PHMC)
Janet Gertz, Columbia University Libraries
        (Preservation Management of Local History Projects)


3:30 - 4:00     Endnote:  "Historic Collections in the Digital World"
                Making historical collections available in the digital age.
Deanna Marcum - Council on Library and Information Resources



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