Archives Salon: Politically Charged Records

  • 18 Sep 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Efebinas Cafe, 1640 S. Blue Island Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago IL 60608


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Chicago Area Archivists invites CAA members and interested others to the first ever Archives Salon, a series of informal discussions on topics of interest to archivists, historians, librarians, and records managers.

The inaugural Archives Salon will center on the recent article “Politically Charged Records: A Case Study with Recommendations for Providing Access to a Challenging Collection” (The American Archivist, Vol. 74, Fall/Winter 2011: 633 – 651) co-written by CAA member Valerie Harris. While foremost a case study in public relations management in a manuscript repository, the article delves into what are sometimes conflicting archival values: open access, responsible stewardship of records, and accountability, among others; all in a recognizably Chicago context.

Join author Valerie Harris and your colleagues for an open-ended, unmoderated discussion of these and other professional issues. Come having read the article and be prepared to share your thoughts, listen to those of your colleagues, and respond.

Our host for the evening is Efebinas Cafe, a comfortable space in a historical landmark building in Pilsen that offers soups, sandwiches, Columbian arepas, smoothies, and coffee.

This is a free event but registration is requested. If you have questions about this event, contact CAA member Andy Steadham at

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