Open Call: DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING COLLECTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCES

From UCLA California Rare Book School (CAL-RBS):

Sankofa

Sankofa Bird | an Adinkra symbol of importance of learning from the past or “return and get it”

CalRBS OFFERS COURSE ON
AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCES

From August 7-11, 2017, California Rare Book School is offering a one-week, intensive course, “Developing & Administering Collections of African American Resources.” This course taught by Archives and Special Collections Consultant, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty examines the development of African American archival, manuscript, art and rare book collections and will explore both traditional and innovative approaches to building these resources. The course will take place in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus.

More Info: Developing & Administering Collections of African American Resources

This course examines the development and administration of African American archival, manuscript and rare book collections. Beginning with the history of black bibliophiles and collections, this class will survey case studies of historic black archives in relation to the present state of such institutions. The course will also explore both traditional and innovative approaches to building African American research collections. The final focus will be building digital collections and using those resources to create connections with researchers with an emphasis on outreach, fundraising and donor relations.

Some tuition scholarships are available. The scholarship application deadline is June 9. For application forms and for more information about the course and other courses offered by CalRBS, go to the California Rare Book School website: www.calrbs.org.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s