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Archives In Film, Linda Reynolds Apr 2008

Archives In Film, Linda Reynolds

Bright Ideas Conference

Archives have gained recent attention in movies and news articles with movies like The Mummy and National Treasure and an article in the New York Times that describes the next generation of archivists as being young and attractive. Archives also share a connection with the media by providing material to assist media professionals in digging into the lives of famous individuals. Steen library’s East Texas Research Center has provided this type of assistance for the recent movie, Charlie Wilson’s War. Learn about the collections of politician Charlie Wilson and how archives are staying relevant by offering material and contributing …


Documenting Community History, Linda Reynolds Apr 2008

Documenting Community History, Linda Reynolds

Bright Ideas Conference

Historically archives and museums have sought out collections to keep in their institution. Many members of the community are not ready to donate their cherished family heirlooms to a museum or archive. The East Texas Research Center (ETRC) at Ralph W. Steen Library views collecting material in a different light. They are helping to preserve and disseminate Texas cultural heritage through the promotion of preservation of Community Collections. ETRC temporarily borrows material from the community or members of the community bring their historic material to be digitized and added to the TIDES database.