Participants will learn about topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more through examples of archival materials and special collections.
This is one event you don’t want to miss, so register today at: https://bit.ly/3BILXpv.
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This is a Zoom-based virtual mini-conference on Friday 8/27 & Friday 9/03.
Find out more at this Facebook page for the event.
August 27 speakers:
- Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi
- Christine Blythe, Folklore Archives Specialist, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
- SMiles Lewis, Anomaly Archives, Austin, Texas
- Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections, Central Library, Vanderbilt University
- Helena de Lemos, Special Collections Instruction & Research Librarian, Occidental College Library
- Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library
- Matina Newsom, Stacks Management and Evening Supervisor, and Bobby Griffith, Lead Government Information Reference Specialist, Sycamore Library, University of North Texas
- Louise LoBello, Research & Collections Management Specialist, Franklin & Marshall College
September 3 speakers:
- Samantha Dodd, Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
- April C. Armstrong, Special Collections Assistant, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
- Joshua Youngblood, Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Services Unit Head, History Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries
- Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital Services, Whitman College and Northwest Archives
- Stephanie Khattak, Independent Folklorist, Pine Curtain Project
- Sara Butler-Tongate, Reference Archivist, Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University
- Tiffany Cole, Special Collections Archivist, James Madison University Libraries
- Jennifer Daugherty, Head, North Carolina Collection, Special Collections Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Greetings Friends and Supporters of the Anomaly Archives!
It’s been many months since we last sent out an installment of this email newsletter. Despite the few short months of a seeming return to the “old normal,” the situation has reverted back to pre-vaccine lockdown conditions given the current Covid Delta variant surge here in Austin. Our collections are still in storage and we are continuing our search for a new affordable location. Meanwhile, we are hard at work behind the scenes as time allows.
We are excited to announce our participation in the above linked FOLKLORE IN THE ARCHIVES event being put on by the University of North Texas. Our presentation is scheduled for this Friday, August 27th, at 11:35 am. This event’s presentations feature short folklore talks from archivists working at many different institutions presenting materials and information on “cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more”! This is a free virtual event and we hope you’ll consider attending.
We hope to have updates on the status of our efforts to obtain a new physical space and to resume our regular YouTube live streaming show (Anomaly-NOW!) soon. Stay tuned!
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