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Wednesday, April 6 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Creative Collections: Artist Archives in Academic Libraries

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Continuing to grow archival collections in sustainable ways that enhance learning missions is a key issue facing Special Collections and other archives situated in academic libraries. This panel presentation will address the life cycle of artists’ archives, from collection development to processing to teaching, as an illustration of possible workflows and collaborations. Archivists responsible for donor relations, acquisitions, processing, and outreach will discuss aspects of artists archives, along with working artists. Special Collections has increasingly drawn on artists collections and artists books in instruction and outreach. Existing artists’ archives and their ongoing use by students and creators reflects the intersection of activism, art, and community organizing. The panel will address how Special Collections has sustained and pursued new relationships with artist donors, emphasizing previously marginalized communities, navigated new housing and access challenges, and leveraged newly accessible materials to successfully pursue new learning opportunities through instruction sessions and outreach events.

Sponsored by
ARLIS/NA Northern California Chapter
The University of Arkansas Libraries
Gale, part of Cengage Group


Katrina Windon

University of Arkansas

Joshua Youngblood

University of Arkansas

Kara Flynn

University of Arkansas

Wednesday April 6, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Hyatt Regency Chicago Toronto Room