Celebrating American Archives Month

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Special Collections and University Archives are celebrating American Archives Month with a brown-bag speaker series!

We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to join us for a series of brown-bag lunches in recognition of American Archives Month.

The event, which puts an historical spin on timely topics including politics, science and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service,.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm  (King Rm. 320)

1920: The Last of the Ohio Presidents

Speakers: Steve Conn, Ph.D., W.E. Professor of History, Miami University &

Allan M. Winkler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Miami University

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and turn their break into a “knowledge is power lunch.”

Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, American Archives Month is opportunity to remind people of the importance of preserving, cataloging and keeping accessible items that are important to our history.

The Miami University Archives, which include the Western College Memorial Archives and Oxford College Archives, recently relocated to King Library 321. It contains manuscripts, publications, photographs and artifacts capturing the history of all three institutions.

The Archives and the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, are under one roof for the first time in Miami’s history, hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.