Presentations and Papers

Newberry Library Colloquium, September 21, 2011
Surveying the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis (3.65 MB)
In the fall of 2011, Archivist/Surveyor Andy Steadham delivered a presentation at the Newberry Library's weekly colloquium. Andy's presentation, delivered as the Survey Initiative was winding down, concerned both the survey methodology and the opportunities in terms of institutional collaboration and scholarly inquiry that are suggested by the project's findings.

eChicago 2010: Seizing the Broadband Moment, April 30, 2010
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium Survey (2.98 MB)
Archivist/Surveyor Andy Steadham was part of a panel of presenters at eChicago, an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of digital technology and its potential use within Chicago's communities. Andy's presentation was a brief overview of the BMRC's Archival Survey Initiative, focusing on the Second Space concept.

Midwest Archives Conference, April 22-24, 2010
Re-Casting the Net: Redefining Regional Archival Surveys and Expanding Access to Under-represented Cultural Collections (3.17 MB)
In the spring of 2010, Lead Survey Archivist Lisa Calahan and Bergis Jules were part of a panel of presenters at the Spring Meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference in Chicago. Lisa's presentation served as an overview of the BMRC's Archival Survey Initiative, providing examples of survey experiences at both BMRC Member and Second Space Institutions.

Society of American Archivists, August 9-14, 2009
Survey Says ... Motivations, Methodologies, and Findings from Four Archival Repository Surveys
In the summer of 2009, Consulting Archivist Tamar Dougherty and Project Director Bergis Jules were part of a panel of presenters at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Austin, Texas. Their presentation, delivered just as the Archival Survey Initiative was getting underway, served as an introduction to the survey methodology.

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