Archival History Section Meeting 2020 (Virtual)

The Archival History Section will hold its annual meeting during the ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020 conference via Zoom on Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30-2:30 pm CT (beginning 2:30pm EST, 12:30 MT, 11:30 PT). Participation is free for anyone interested in the history of archives, whether you are registered for the Society of American Archivists’ conference or not. However, attendees are required to RSVP in advance for the Zoom session: Zoom registration for Archival History Section

In addition to the regular business meeting and the introduction of new steering committee members, the Section will announce the recipient of the inaugural Archival History Article Award for superior excellence in the field of archival history. Special guest speakers are Peter Alter (Chief Historian, Chicago History Museum) and Vanessa St. Oegger-Menn (Assistant University Archivist and Pan Am 103 Archivist, Syracuse University). Zoom registration information will be released shortly.

The Agenda of the Archival History Section Meeting for 2020 will be as follows:

1. Introductions

2. Old business

a. Project review

b. Report from Archival History News (

3. New business

a. Archival History Article Award

b. Introduction of new officers

c. Discussion about 2020-2021 program

4. Presentations

a. “Documenting Crisis,” Peter Alter, Chicago History Museum

b. “We Remember Them: Archival Tragedy Response,” Vanessa St. Oegger-Menn, Syracuse University

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