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Conference on history of records and archives

From: Patricia Galloway <ichora6<-at->
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
International Conference on the History of Records and Archives
"Exploring Shared Heritage in the History of Archives with
    Libraries, Information Science/Documentation,
    Preservation/Conservation, and Museums"
Austin, Texas, USA
August 2-4, 2012

Early bird registration ends July 1, 2012

Further information:


Twenty-first century archivists and librarians, information
scientists and documentalists, preservation administrators and
conservators, and museum professionals share a common rich
enterprise of managing information. Yet the fields of each through
time have included work that others stake as their province.
Consequently through the centuries this shared heritage often has
been honored in rivalry grounded

    *   in the different purposes archivists and librarians, museum
        curators and administrators, information scientists and
        documentalists, and preservation administrators and
        conservators have claimed as their work

    *   in the different traditions of practice grown up to deliver
        the special contribution of each field to society

    *   in the education appropriate to practicing in each tradition

The papers gathered for this sixth ICHORA meeting address these
questions and contextualize them by including a strong set of
archival history papers. We anticipate a rich opportunity for
scholarly discussion around the papers and the opportunities offered
by our venues.

Abstracts of papers to be presented are now available:


Meeting location and local archives: Most of the paper sessions will
be held in the Prothro Theater in the Harry Ransom Center, home of a
world-class archives of literature and publishing. Attendees will be
hosted at a reception with tours at the Briscoe Center for American
History, known for its broad holdings of historical manuscripts
pertaining to the history of the United States. Other significant
archival institutions exist on campus (the Lyndon Baines Johnson
Presidential Library, the Benson Center for Latin American History,
the Alexander Architectural Archives) and all are prepared to
welcome researchers who may have a few additional days to spend in
Austin. All of these institutions can be reached through their
websites, all of which are listed at


This list does not exhaust the archival wealth of Austin, which is
also the home of the Texas State Library and Archives, the Austin
History Center (the city archives), the Catholic Archives of Texas,
the Presbyterian Archives, the Texas General Land Office, and the
Texas Archive of the Moving Image, to name a few within easy reach
of the campus.

Registration rates:

    Full Registration (Early Bird until July 1, 2012): US $200
    Full Registration: US $250
    Student Registration: US $100
    Day Registration: US $100
    Dinner only (for banquet guests; must accompany a participant in
    the conference and should be included in a participant's
    registration): US $55

To register by credit card see


Professor Patricia Galloway
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Suite 5.202
Austin, Texas 78701-1213

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