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Trauma Informed Collecting

  • 11 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom
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Title: Trauma Informed Collecting

Workshop leaders: 

Jennifer Cramer, Director of the Harry Williams Center for Oral History, Louisiana State University

Joan Gosnell, University Archivist, Southern Methodist University

Virginia Siegel, Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts Coordinator, University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 Central Time

Description: Beginning in 2020, trauma became a part of everyday life. Archivists have been faced with new challenges trying to document the traumatic events around us and to work with donors dealing with personal trauma. Learn from the different perspectives of archives, oral history, and folklore how to navigate trauma informed collecting. Topics will include unique challenges, planning new projects, and resources to support both donors and collecting practitioners.

Duration Length: 90 minutes

Cost: No set fee. Please select the registration level that you are comfortable with ($0-$40). 

Location: Zoom*

*A portion of the workshop will be recorded and available on the SSA YouTube channel at a later date. 

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