Indiana University Conference for Archives, Rare Books, Spec

Change and Continuity

A Conference for Students and Beginning Professionals on Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is proud to announce our second conference for students and beginning professionals, to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Lilly Library in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you are a student in a library science, archives, or rare books program or have entered the profession within the previous three years, we invite you to submit your papers on topics related to archives, rare books, or special collections for presentation at the conference. In addition to paper sessions, the day-long conference will include a workshop and a tour of the Lilly Library, Indiana University’s rare books and manuscripts library.

Each paper session will be just under an hour and will include two presenters. Each presenter will have approximately 20 to 25 minutes to speak, and the session will conclude with a ten to fifteen minute period for questions and answers.

To be considered as a presenter, please submit your paper (or, if your paper is not yet complete, an abstract of 150 to 200 words and a working title) to by Monday, February 1, 2010. Along with your paper or abstract, please include your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and any audio/visual needs you may have.

The papers will be discussed and voted on in a blind judging process and you will receive an acceptance or rejection by February 8, 2010.

If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a more detailed registration form. At this time, you will also be asked to submit a registration fee of $15 to cover your breakfast and lunch. More details about meals, accommodations available in Bloomington, etc. will also be provided at this time.

For more information on our previous conference, please visit, and feel free to send any questions you may have to

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


The Conference Committee

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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