Society of Alabama Archivists

Annual Meeting, November 8, 2002

Museum of Mobile
111 South Royal Street, Mobile, Alabama

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments in front lobby

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome
Ken Tilley, SALA Vice-President
George Ewert, Director, Museum of Mobile

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

A - Auditorium
"The Cornerstone Project: Online Access to Alabama’s Unique Historical Treasures"
A project involving the scanning and digitization of documents, images, maps and recordings from repositories across the state which will then be available to online users

Tracey Berezansky, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

B - Classroom
"The More the Merrier: Partnerships, Programs and Promotion in Special Collections"
How planning events can involve community, strengthen programs, broaden an audience and gain knowledge of our collections all at the same time

Jessica Lacher-Feldman and Jenny Eades, W.S. Hoole Special Collections, University of Alabama

10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 - 12:30 p.m. Museum of Mobile tour
Meet in auditorium to organize into two groups. Group one will begin a guided tour through the museum exhibits while group two will begin a behind the scenes tour; then the groups will switch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in classroom
"Mobile: A Tri-centennial City"

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. SALA Business Meeting in auditorium

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

A - Auditorium
"Alabama’s Loose Records Microfilming Program: A Cooperative Endeavor in Local Records Preservation"
A presentation on cooperation between the Alabama Archives, Genealogical Society of Utah, county officials, historical societies and genealogical societies to microfilm and preserve unbound county records

Moderators: Carolyn Frazer and Tom Turley, Alabama Department of Archives and History

B - Classroom
"State Courts on Public Records: The Case of Alabama, 1878-1920"
Access to public records continues to be debated and these early examples set precedents still used in the state today

Dwayne Cox, Auburn University Archives

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-up and tour of Mobile Probate Court Archives across the street given by Coll’ette King

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