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TODAY – Become an Archivist – April 9th @ 5:30pm

On Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30pm in McCain Library, RM 211 meet two amazing archivists and learn about career options in Archives!

archivists2Morna Gerrard, Women’s’ Collection Archivist at Georgia State University and Gabrielle Dudley, Research Fellow with the Emory Manuscript, Archive, Rare Books Library (MARBL) will discuss the types of projects they get to work on and what it took to get to where they are today.  Also, our very own Marianne Bradley and potentially an archivist from the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum will be in the audience to chime in with their own experiences.

Archivists work in a range of organizations.  In Atlanta they can be found at the Carter Center, Coca-Cola, CNN, local universities, government agencies, and museums.  Imagine collecting and organizing the papers of important figures and organizations, conducting oral histories, hosting events celebrating history, developing exhibits, and helping researchers answer interesting questions about policies and the past.

In her role as the Women’s Collection Archivist, Morna Gerrard has coordinated oral histories with the Indigo Girls, met with Sarah Weddington – attorney who argued Roe vs. Wade, been actively involved with Atlanta Feminist groups and hosted events that celebrate women’s history.

Gabrielle Dudley’s work at MARBL focuses primarily on the African American History and Culture collection.  Prior to working with MARBL, Ms. Dudley worked with the South Carolina Political Collections Library and with the African American Documentary History Initiative at University of South Carolina.

Light refreshments will be served! We hope to see you there!

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