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Subject: Symposium on documentation of World Trade Center--addendum

Symposium on documentation of World Trade Center--addendum

From: Laura Zelasnic <lzelasni>
Date: Friday, February 16, 2007
The September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks Documentation
    Efforts: Five Years
A Symposium
March 29, 2007
9 am to 4:30 pm

SPCS Woolworth Conference Center
15 Barclay St.
New York City

Cost: $15 includes box lunch on site and morning beverages

In the weeks, months and years following the attacks on the World
Trade Center a number of projects were initiated to document the
events and the reaction to them.   The National Historical
Publications and Records Commission provided funding to the New York
State Archives and the New York State Historical Records Advisory
Board (NYSHRAB) to help these efforts along.  A substantial number
of grass-roots efforts are also under way through other funding
sources.  It is more than five years since these efforts began.  The
challenges of documenting the attacks include capturing records
created in a wide variety of media, addressing the preservation of
these records, and providing access to them while addressing
concerns over privacy and civil liberties.

There is a need for archivists, historians, curators and local
government historians to review these documentation efforts in
conversation with representatives from the family/survivor
community, first responders and other federal, state and local
government agencies to ensure that the historical record is
equitable and correspondingly broad. On March 29, 2007 these groups
will convene for a daylong symposium to review documentation efforts
to date and to determine the course for future documentation

The symposium will begin with a keynote address by Dr. James Young,
who served on the jury for World Trade Center Memorial and is
writing a book about his experiences.  Six representative projects
from the federal, state and local government will be presented, as
well as projects from Hofstra, the College of Staten Island and the
Voices of September 11th.  After lunch, participants will break out
into small groups to discuss what has worked so far, what needs
improvement, what else needs to be done and what resources are
needed to carry this work on.  Following the individual sessions,
the group will reconvene to discuss their findings and develop a
strategy for further work.

This symposium is suitable for professional archivists,
conservators, record managers, historians, and those with
collections related to the event, as well as persons affected by the
event directly or indirectly. Seating is limited to 100.

To register, contact Laura Zelasnic <lzelasni [at] mail__nysed__gov> at the
New York State Archives.

Please provide your name (and anyone you are bringing with you),
your preference for the box lunch (No preference, vegetarian, or any
other dietary information) and any special accommodations needed.
Payment for the lunch will be accepted on the day of the symposium.
Checks should be payable to the Archivists Round Table of
Metropolitan New York.  Directions to the conference center will be
provided with confirmation of your registration.

Laura Zelasnic
Assistant Archivist
Documentary Heritage Program New York State Archives

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:40
                Distributed: Thursday, February 22, 2007
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Received on Friday, 16 February, 2007

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