These monthly lunchtime presentations by Kislak curators, faculty, and students focus on individual works or small archives and collections found among the holdings of the Kislak Center.
Samantha Hill, Curator of Civic Engagement in the Kislak Center, will reflect on the growing trend in libraries to collect family photo albums as historic documents. Not only does a family photo album capture our most precious moments and interests, but it also grants us a glimpse into communal memories that document migration, war, protests and the evidence of gentrification. This talk will explore how photographic self-documentation illustrates the breadth and depth of historical moments by featuring examples from the Kislak Center's collections.
Featured image: photo detail from the Blackmon family photo archive, Ms. Coll. 1482, Kislak Center