The Southeast

Community Archiving Workshop – A Regional Training of Trainers: Southeast Region

The Southeastern United States has a rich history vital to the development of American culture and heritage. It is known for its diverse craft traditions, foodway traditions, its development of musical genres including folk, blues, country; its enormous role in the history of civil rights and as a center for Native American heritage. The region contains hundreds of museums and historical societies known to contain audiovisual collections, and countless other cultural documents are likely to live in community centers and personal collections. The Nashville Metro Archives (NMA) at the Nashville Public Library is serving as the Regional Anchor site for this project. NMA launched its Audiovisual Conservation Center in 2017 to preserve and provide access to it its collection of analog audiovisual material documenting the history and culture of the Southeastern US and beyond. NMA has been home to two previous CAWs, which have had a major impact on the collection and helped to support the founding of the AVCC.

CAW mentor: Kelli Hix

CAW consultant: Marie Lascu

Anchor site: The Nashville Metro Archives at the Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN

Contact: Kelli Hix, Audiovisual Archivist for the Audiovisual Conservation Center

Southeast Workshop Schedule:

March 28, 2019: Community Archiving Workshop, Nashville Metro Archives, Nashville

March 27, 28, 29 2019: Full Training of Trainers / CAW Workshop, Nashville Metro Archives, Nashville

May 2019: Community Archiving Workshop, Fisk University, Nashville

August 2019: Community Archiving Workshop, Appalshop, Whitesburg KY

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