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Saturday, July 29 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
F09 - How Do We Build a Community-Centered Archive?

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Presenters will discuss challenges and promising practices in creating a digital repository for participatory community history using Vanport Mosaic as a case study. This grassroots effort is in its third year of capturing memories with Vanport survivors and sharing this history by presenting personal narratives and archival material at public events. This session will engage the audience in a reflection on the challenges that this project faces in building a truly accessible and discoverable archive.

Speakers
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Laura Lo Forti

Vanport Mosaic and Story Midwife
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Cristine Paschild

Head of Special Collections, Portland State University
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Greta Smith

Graduate MA student on the public history track, Portland State University, the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and Vanport Mosaic
Greta Smith is a graduate student on the public history track at Portland State University. She is also the Rose Tucker Fellow for the Oregon Historical Quarterly and works as the education workshop producer and Surge of Social Change exhibit co-curator with Laura Lo Forti at the... Read More →


Saturday July 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
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