Happenings: Archives Day Celebration

6th annual Archives Day celebration
is coming to Alkek Library

October is National Archives Month, and on Friday, Oct. 14, as part of its sixth annual Archives Day celebration, the Wittliff Collections and the University Archives at Texas State University will present a panel on “Archives and Anniversaries.” 

A photo of the entrance to the Wittliff Collection.

The Wittliff Collections, the site of the Archives Day celebration, is located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library on the Texas State campus.

The panel will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of Texas State’s Alkek Library. A moderated discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the panel, along with a catered public reception from 4-5:30 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendance at the panel is not required to attend the reception. 

Attendees are asked to RSVP to southwesternwriters@txstate.edu.

Addressing the “Archives and Anniversaries” theme, local archivists and historians will demonstrate how archival repositories have helped their communities commemorate important anniversaries through the preservation and presentation of historical records. The event is not just for archivists and historians. Anyone interested in how community history is remembered, preserved and represented will want to attend.

The panelists are Laura Saegert of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, who will talk about the commemoration of Texas’ 175th anniversary; Caitlin Donnelly, archivist for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who will speak about preserving the history of the Alamo; Margaret Vaverek of Texas State University, who will present on the celebration of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Centennial at Texas State University; and Eva Sankey of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, who will talk about remembering the St. John’s Orphanage fire in 1912.

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