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Symposium on Andrew Carnegie

From: Jacalyn Mignogna <mignognaj>
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000
Preserving Andrew Carnegie's Legacy Symposium
Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre
4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.
May 17, 2000
9 am - 4 pm
Hosted by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Preserving Andrew Carnegie's Legacy is an opportunity to engage area
history enthusiasts with local and national scholars on the topic of
Andrew Carnegie and the era of Industrialism in western

The program will feature Dr. Harold Livesay, Dr. Deanna Marcum and
more than six other experts in the fields of history and
preservation.  Dr. Livesay is currently a professor in the History
Department of Texas A&M University and has taught history at the
University of Michigan, the State University of New York and
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Blacksburg
Virginia. Among his prolific publications and research in
entrepreneurship, Dr. Livesay has written American Made: Men Who
Built the American Economy and Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big
Business.  He also served as a consultant on the PBS series American
Experience: Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World.

Dr. Deanna Marcum is currently President of the Council on Library
and Information Resources.  Her previous positions include: the
Director of Public Service and Collection Management at the Library
of Congress, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science
at The Catholic University of America and the first Program
Officer/Vice President of the Council on Library Resources.

The Carnegie Library was one of 25 recipients of a Carnegie
Corporation of NY grant to implement one of a three-phase project to
preserve materials, including photographic prints and negatives
about Carnegie's life and about the local history of industrialism.
The grant focuses on collections at the Main Library and the
Allegheny Regional Branch Library which houses the Colonel Anderson
Collection, books Andrew Carnegie had access to in his youth.  The
use of the Colonel Anderson Collection may be the factor that
inspired Carnegie to become a builder and promoter of libraries
later on in his life.  The goal of this grant is to make the Andrew
Carnegie Collection at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh accessible
to researchers and the public.

Admission to the symposium is $10 per person or $25, which includes
an optional luncheon.  Parking is available in the Carnegie Garage
at Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street.

For more information, contact Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at

8-9             Registration and refreshments
9-9:15          Opening remarks (TBA)
9:15-10:15      Keynote:  "Andrew Carnegie, the Man and His Legacy"
                Dr. Harold Livesay - Texas A & M
10:15-10:30     Break
10:30-11:30     "First Steps in Preservation" - Accessibility of
                Regional Collections
                    Steve Doell
                    Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

                    Edward Galloway
                    Heinz Archives (Carnegie Mellon University)

                    Marilyn Holt
                    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

11:45-1         Luncheon
1-2             Panel discussion: "Practical Uses of Historical
                    Dr. Perry Blatz
                    Duquesne University

                    Robert Gangeware
                    Carnegie Magazine Editor

                    Dr. Ted Muller
                    University of Pittsburgh

2-2:15          Break
2:15-3:30       "Preservation of the Andrew Carnegie and Local
                History Collections"
                    Don Etherington
                    Etherington Conservation Center
                    (Book and Paper Conservation of the Andrew
                    Carnegie Collection)

                    Doug Munson
                    Chicago Albumen Works
                    (Photographic Conservation of Carnegie and
                    Western Pennsylvania Industrial Collections)

                    Susan Hartman
                    PA Historical and Museum Commission
                    (Funding Sources Available for Archives from

                    Janet Gertz
                    Columbia University Libraries
                    (Preservation Management of Local History

3:30-4      Endnote:  "Historic Collections in the Digital World"
            Making historical collections available in the digital
                Deanna Marcum
                Council on Library and Information Resources

Jacalyn Mignogna
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Preservation Dept.

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Received on Monday, 10 April, 2000

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