Table of Contents

Jump to a Chapter:

Chapter 1: Art and Archives
Chapter 2: Community Archives
Chapter 3: Educational Initiatives
Chapter 4: Emerging Institutional Models
Chapter 5: Exhibitions and Related Programs
Chapter 6: Interactive Archives
Chapter 7: Lectures, Conferences, and Broadcast Programs
Chapter 8: National and International Programs
Chapter 9: Oral History and Community Documentation Projects
Chapter 10: Tours, Commemorations, and Special Events

Archives Alive, by Diantha Dow Schull

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Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: Art and Archives

African Dance Projects, Jerome Robbins Dance Division
New York (NY) Public Library for the Performing Arts

Artists-in-Residence Program
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Arts and Archives: Master Classes in the Arts and Humanities
Hartford History Center, Hartford (CT) Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library: An Open Book
Brooklyn (NY) Public Library

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia

Louisa Solano Poetry Series
Cambridge (MA) Public Library

Make It New: SDSU Book Artists Respond to the Wangenheim Room Collection
San Diego (CA) Public Library

Newark Art and Artists: Prints, Photographs, and Other Works on Paper
Newark (NJ) Public Library

On and Off The Wall: The Visual Arts Since 2000
Cleveland Public Library

One Book, Many Interpretations
Chicago Public Library

reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print
Boston Public Library

Songs in the Key of L.A.
Los Angeles (CA) Public Library

Third Thursday Jazz Series
Fort Worth (TX) Public Library

The Wonder Show, Rediscovery, Wonderful Surprise and At Play
Providence (RI) Public Library

Chapter 2: Community Archives

Center for Local History
Arlington (VA) Public Library

The Charleston Archive
Charleston County (SC) Public Library

Community Archivists Program
Austin History Center, Austin (TX) Public Library

In the Life Archive
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York (NY) Public Library

Port Washington Center for Local History
Port Washington (NY) Public Library

Puerto Rican Community Archive
Newark (NJ) Public Library

Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection
Chicago Public Library

Chapter 3: Educational Initiatives

After-School History Workshops
Birmingham (AL) Public Library

Black History 360°: The Schomburg’s Summer Education Institute and Junior Scholars Program
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York (NY) Public Library

Brooklyn Connections
Brooklyn (NY) Public Library

Digital Anaheim
Anaheim (CA) Public Library

Educational Programs
Chicago Public Library

Life on a Tidal River: The Bangor Community Heritage Project
Bangor (ME) Public Library

Marion Butts: Lens on Dallas
Dallas Public Library

Pittsburgh Iron and Steel Heritage Collection
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA)

Progress with Chess Challenge
Cleveland Public Library

Rhodes College––Memphis Public Library Archival Fellowship Program
Memphis (TN) Public Library and Information Center

There Is No Better Place in the Country for a City: The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News
Newport News (VA) Public Library System

Chapter 4: Emerging Institutional Models

Austin History Center
Austin (TX) Public Library

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Central Arkansas Library System

Center for Folklife, History, and Cultural Programs
Crandall Public Library (Glens Falls, NY)

Collections of Distinction
Boston Public Library

Free Library of Philadelphia
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston (TX) Public Library

Jerome Robbins Dance Division
New York (NY) Public Library for the Performing Arts

NYPL Labs
New York (NY) Public Library

Public Affairs Department and Missouri Valley Special Collections
Kansas City (MO) Public Library

San Francisco History Center and Department of Book Arts and Special Collections
San Francisco (CA) Public Library

Special Collections
Pikes Peak Library District (Colorado Springs, CO)

Special Collections and Neighborhood History
Seattle (WA) Public Library

Special Collections Center
Nashville (TN) Public Library

Chapter 5: Exhibitions and Related Programs

Aerial Portland
Portland (ME) Public Library

Both Sides of the Lens: Photographs by the Shackelford Family, Fayette County, Alabama (1900–1935)
Birmingham (AL) Public Library

Breaking the Barriers: An Exhibition in Courage
Blair-Caldwell Research Library, Denver Public Library

Cowtown: History of the Kansas City Stockyards
Kansas City (MO) Public Library

Defining Their Identity––The Changing Role of Women in the Post-War Era as Documented by the Valley Times Newspaper
Los Angeles (CA) Public Library

Exhibitions and Public Programs
Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, New York (NY) Public Library

Gridiron’s Golden Era: Early Days of High School Football in Grand Rapids and Making a Difference: Outstanding Women in Grand Rapids History
Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library

Hidden from History: Unknown New Orleanians
New Orleans (LA) Public Library

How to Prepare a Possum: 19th Century Cuisine in Austin
Austin History Center, Austin (TX) Public Library

Leaves of Gold: An Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts
San Diego (CA) Public Library

Lunch Hour NYC and Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Exhibition Program, New York (NY) Public Library

The Nature of Nature: Depictions of the Natural World from the John Wilson Special Collections
Multnomah County (OR) Public Library

Paper Stories: Adventures in Kamishibai, Manga, Graphic Novels and Zines
Cleveland Public Library

Street Level: A Stroll through Hartford’s Past (1900–1930)
Hartford History Center, Hartford (CT) Public Library

Wit & Humor Collection Exhibitions
San Francisco (CA) Public Library

Wonderful Wizardry of Baum
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Chapter 6: Interactive Archives

Allen County Community Album
Allen County (IN) Public Library

Catablog
MacArthur Library, Biddeford (ME)

Cincinnati Panorama of 1848
Public Library of Cincinnati (OH) and Hamilton County

Columbus Memory
Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library

Creating Your Community: Colorado’s Social Archive
Denver Public Library

Crowdsourcing Projects
San Francisco (CA) Public Library

DC by the Book
District of Columbia Public Library

Des Plaines Memory
Des Plaines (IL) Public Library

Experiments in Citizen Cartography
New York (NY) Public Library

The Houston Public Library Exhibit Snapshot
Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston (TX) Public Library

John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive
New York (NY) Public Library for the Performing Arts

Keney Park App
Hartford History Center, Hartford (CT) Public Library

Participatory Exhibitions
Chicago Public Library

Chapter 7: Lectures, Conferences, and Broadcast Programs

Capital Decades
Sacramento (CA) Public Library

Forgotten: The Arkansas Center Korean War Project
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Regional Library System

Hackley After Dark Lecture Series
Detroit Public Library

History Detectives
Grand Rapids (MI) Public Library

Krug Rare Books Room and Educational Series
Milwaukee (WI) Public Library

L.A. in Focus
Los Angeles (CA) Public Library

Local & Family History Lecture Series
Boston Public Library

The Memphis Room
Memphis (TN) Public Library and Information Center

Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium and Broadcast Programs
Pikes Peak (CO) Library District

Chapter 8: National and International Programs

American Archives Month
Austin History Center, Austin (TX) Public Library Hartford
History Center, Hartford (CT) Public Library
Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County (NJ) Public Library

New York City Archives Week
Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, New York (NY) Public Library

Historypin
Denver Public Library
Hennepin County (MN) Public Library
Kansas City (MO) Public Library
West Hartford (CT) Public Library

Home Movie Day
Madison (WI) Public Library
New Albany-Floyd County (IN) Public Library
Urbana (IL) Free Library

National History Day
Denver (CO) Public Library
Hennepin County (MN) Public Library
La Crosse (WI) Public Library

National Poetry Month
Boston Public Library
Newark (NJ) Public Library
Portland (ME) Public Library

Story Corps
Hillsborough County (FL) Public Library
Nashville (TN) Public Library
Somerville (MA) Public Library

Veterans History Project
Public Library of Cincinnati (OH) and Hamilton County
Nashville (TN) Public Library

Chapter 9: Oral History and Community Documentation Projects

Brooklyn Public Library Oral History Projects
Brooklyn (NY) Public Library

Community Documentation Projects
Pikes Peak (CO) Library District

Flood History Project
Nashille (TN) Public Library

Forty Families Project
Palos Verdes (CA) Library District

Houston Oral History Project
Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston (TX) Public Library

Maria Rogers Oral History Program
Boulder (CO) Public Library

North End House History Project
Portsmouth (NY) Public Library

Orlando Memory
Orange County (FL) Library System

Queens Memory Project
Queens (NY) Public Library

Summit Memory
Akron-Summit County (OH) Public Library

Teen Tech Squad, Rhode Island Collection
Providence (RI) Public Library

Chapter 10: Tours, Commemorations, and Special Events

Bloomsday
Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Edgar Allen Poe Experiential Tour
Enoch Pratt Free library (Baltimore, MD)

Edible History: How Latin American Food Evolved and Transformed the World
Newark (N) Public Library

History Tours
La Crosse (WI) Public Library

History Tours
Sacramento (CA) Public Library

JFK: A Lasting Impression
Fort Worth (TX) Public Library

Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
Birmingham (AL)Public Library

1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In
Alexandria (VA) Public Library

Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Boston Public Library

Year of the Bard
Free Library of Philadelphia

Index