6th Annual Rochester Archives Fair: Making Connections!

Discover the remarkable archival resources available in the Rochester region at the 6th annual Rochester Archives Fair! Area institutions will highlight their unique collections and be available to discuss the archival treasures they preserve during the Virtual Archives Fair event on October 27 from 2-4pm.

This year’s theme, “Making Connections”, will explore the connection between archives and the communities they serve. Join us as we celebrate local collections and Archives Month through:

  • Exhibitor Introductions from 7 archival institutions
  • Lightning Talks
  • Ask an Archivist Q&A

Whether you are interested in history, genealogy, primary sources, or enjoy learning, this FREE event will introduce you to our area’s special collections, archives, libraries, and historians.

Featured Lightning Talks and Speakers:

  • “A Gamut of Games: Creating The Sid Sackson Portal” –Julia Novakovic, The Strong National Museum of Play
  • “Community Engaged Archives: the Community Curator program at VSW” – Tara Merenda Nelson, Visual Studies Workshop
  • “Making Change Through Changemakers” – Stephanie Ball, Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • “Audio Media: A Preservation Frontier” – Brandon Fess, Rochester Public Library

Featured Archives and Institutions:

  • Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
  • Archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Rochester Medical Museum and Archives
  • The Strong National Museum of PLay
  • Visual Studies Workshop
  • Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • Rochester Public Library

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